Our guest today is Lindsay McCarthy, co-author of The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families and the co-creator of GratefulParent.com, where you can find amazing parenting resources.

About Lindsay McCarthy

Lindsay McCarthy is a stay-at-home, homeschool mom to Tyler and Ember, ages 7 and 3.

Lindsay’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder Strengths

  1. Learner
  2. Belief
  3. Connectedness
  4. Input
  5. Futuristic

Key Takeaways

  • Your Strengths can change over time, but not drastically. If your current top 5 Strengths are not the same as your top 5 several years ago, you’ll likely find that all 10 were mixed around in your top 15 or so.
  • Parents, be okay with imperfection. We all want to do right by our kids, but we also need to allow ourselves grace.
  • Be willing to reach out to others. Have the humility and courage to reach out to people to help us and give us the support and different viewpoints we need.
  • We are all connected. We do not have to be alone. Build purposeful partnerships!

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Time-Stamped Show Highlights

  • [3:59] – Lindsay’s multiple experiences with StrengthsFinder
  • [7:24] – The backdrop to Lindsay’s coauthoring of The Miracle Morning for Parents & Families
  • [12:45] – The goal of The Miracle Morning for Parents & Families

It’s not about getting your kids to do something. It’s about getting yourself to do things to be a better parent for your children.

  • [14:36] – Doing The Miracle Morning with excellence, not perfection
  • [15:54] – The Miracle Morning acronyms

C.H.A.R.M.S. (for kids) – Creativity, Health, Affirmations, Reading, Meditation, Service

S.A.V.E.R.S. (for adults) – Silence, Affirmations, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, Scribe

  • [18:37] – How Lindsay’s Strengths came shining through in her book
  • [24:04] – A learned insight that all parents need to hear

Kids are so resilient and smart. We need to give them the credit they are due.

  • [25:22] – How Lindsay’s Connectedness shows up, in tandem with Learning
  • [29:27] – Who Lindsay leans on for support

My husband and I are so different, but we appreciate those differences. He’s my catalyst in learning—he gently pushes me to try new things and step outside my comfort zone.

  • [30:52] – The interrelation of Lindsay’s Learner and Input with her husband’s Activator

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