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About This Show
This podcast was created to help parents around the world with the “biggies” of family life. Parenting in the Rain will present a fresh, insightful episode once a week, usually on Thursday mornings.
On this podcast, we will cover topics such as picky eaters, struggles in school, behavioral issues, grief and loss, and so much more. We’ll also delve into specific diagnosis such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, etc. Difficult topics such as parenting through separation/divorce, depression, anxiety struggles, relationship struggles, and such will be explored as well.
As the host of Parenting in the Rain, I feel honored that you are joining us on this journey for knowledge to truly help our children in a way that honors their mind, body, and soul. My name is Jackie Flynn, and I’m a Licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Play Therapist, Education Specialist, Adolescent Life Coach and a Parent Educator.
Most Recent Episode
39: Understanding the Aftermath of Trash Talk
4 days ago
Episode 39, Understanding the Aftermath of Trash Talk In This Episode: Let’s begin this episode with a clear understanding of what I mean when I mention “trash talk”. My definition of “trash talk” is when someone intentionally attempts to degrade someone by speaking poorly of them a manner that involves defamation, malintent, and purposeful degradation of another. This is also known as poor mouthing, vilifying (this is a stronger version of trash talking) and bad mouthing. Things can slip out of our mouths in a blink of an eye. When it is truly trash talking is when it’s done by more than one comment. I’ve heard it used in the world of sports and politics and I think it also applies in the world of parenting. In my experience, trash talking is most present in situations of divorce, but it can also be present in family members’ relationships, friendships gone poorly, other relationships with members of an organization or company, with teachers or administration at school – it can be present in so many places. It’s unhealthy and can cause lots of devastation. The bottom line is that it isn’t healthy for the person doing the trash talking, as well as their target, those watching (especially if it’s our children that are learning how to treat others in this world), and for our communities and ultimately our world as a whole. It’s just not respectful. There are healthier ways to convey dissatisfaction with another’s person’s action. When a person uses trash talking as their default, it says a lot about them and their character. The quote “HURT PEOPLE, HURT PEOPLE” can apply here as well. Because people that aim to hurt people, really aren’t’ in a healthy space themselves. It’s a sign that they are in need of social skills, communication skills, or perhaps just healing from their own wounds if this type of behavior was done to them and they feel entitled to do it to others. Where I’ve seen the most damage with this is in families of divorce and separation. It can leave children with wounds that are difficult to heal. Feelings of betrayal and confusion for the kids are not uncommon and can be very painful. I read a book, Divorce Poison, by William Morrow, a while back that really talked about these types of situation. Often children identify as ½ of one parent and ½ of another. W