Episode 8 –
Prioritizing YOU
with Sunit Suchdev

Episode 8

“What a gift you can give your family to take such good care of yourself and follow your dreams. Not only are you showing up for them but you’re setting [an amazing] example.”

Self-care is not just bubble baths and facials and in this episode of The Raiseology Podcast, Sharon and her guest, Sunit Suchdev, how and why you should prioritize your personal care. Sunit is a life coach and can be found over on Instagram @SunitSuchdev or her website, www.SunitSuchdev.com. Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, consider writing us a review! This is how we reach more parents just like you.

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Intro: Welcome to the Raiseology podcast with your host, pediatrician and parenting mentor, Sharon Somekh here to empower parents to raise resilient and independent children. Grab your coffee or your Margarita and let’s get started. This podcast is for informational purposes only and should be used to supplement rather than substitute the care provided by your physician.
Sharon: Hi, I’m here today with Sunit Suchdev, a life coach who’s going to help us understand self care and what it means for us. Thanks for being here. I’m excited to have this conversation.
Sunit: Thanks for having me.
Sharon: So can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what it is that you do?
Sunit: I’m a life coach. I work with moms who are kind of starting to come out of that fog and really waking up and realizing and ready to do more than mom. You know, I have seen this over and over women just losing themselves in motherhood. And a lot of times you kind of come out of that fog and you’re inspired by people around you or maybe you’ve heard things or seeing things that are happening around you and you’re like, I want to do that too. I don’t want to be the woman who’s just constantly wrapped up in my kids and I’m not taking any time to do my own thing and pursue my passions. And so I really work with moms who are right there, they’re ready to do more, they know they’re capable of it, they’re ready to do that deep work and reconnect with themselves and mo more often than not that also entails finding some kind of a passion that you want to pursue or reconnecting with something that you used to be really good at and love doing and maybe even turning that into a business. I also attract a lot of women who are just starting out maybe in starting their own businesses. So I gave a little bit of guidance around how to get started there. But that’s really what I do and who I work with is just women who are just ready to go and do that deep work and I’m just there to give you a little bit of a push.
Sharon: Right. Um, so today we’re going to be talking about self care and I would really like you to just tell the audience what self care is and what we mean when we’re talking about self care.
Sunit: So this is such an interesting topic for me because I also have a podcast which I’ve had for about a year and a half now and this comes up on our show all the time and I talk about it with my guests and this is what I say about self care. Self care is not bubble baths and going to the spa and you know, all these luxurious things that we picture. I think personally that self care is anything that you do that nurtures that which you need whole and healthy to serve others. So that could be, you know, self care could just be anything. Self care, could just be asking for help. Asking for help is self care. Saying no to the things that don’t serve you is self care, right? So, um, for me personally, I have twins and I just knew that in order for me to be fully there for my kids and for my family, I needed to put myself first and really honor my needs mentally and physically and so self care to me, like I actually did a recent podcast recording called my life as self care. It’s really like every day for me. The important thing to me is filling my day, doing those things that light me up and nurture me in every way that doesn’t, you know, some days that might mean chilling out and having a bath, but some days that might mean saying no to this birthday party that we were invited to. So that to me is self care, really just caring for myself in any way that is going to help me to feel my best and not stressed.
Sharon: Yeah, that makes total sense. Why do you think that, I mean obviously we’re having this conversation and there are so many conversations about this topic because so many people, but especially parents I think, don’t really place self care as a priority and don’t really practice self care. And so why do you think that so many parents have such difficulty with it? And what are the most common obstacles that you see in achieving true self care?
Sunit: Well Sharon, I think it’s a couple of things and one of them really just links back to what I just mentioned. I think it’s this misconception people have of what self care means. Um, they don’t equate saying no to something that they don’t want to do with self care, right? They’re thinking why don’t have time, like a lot of time there’s a time I don’t have time for self care because they, they always think that it’s a thing that you have to do or they feel guilty, right? There’s guilt. I feel guilty taking time for myself. It feels selfish. Um, and, and that’s the barrier. It’s that, it’s that understanding of what self care truly is. That is the barrier for a lot of people. I think if you were to break down all those walls and really realize that self care can just be your kid’s saying, mom, we want to go to this birthday party on Saturday and you feeling like I’ve got way too much going on on Saturday. No, we’re not doing that. That can be an act of self care. And it took, you know, time it took nothing. All it does is relieve this burden of all this extra stuff that you may have to do to go to this birthday party and that’s it. You’ve instantly just practice self care. So I think it’s a mindset shift that needs to happen around what’s self care really means. It does not mean that you have to take all this time to do this extra stuff. Sometimes it just means doing the things that just feel good, like seeing no something that doesn’t serve you right or asking for help is self care. You know, building up your village and being able to say, Hey, I’m drowning today. Can you come over and help me do some laundry? That’s self care. So it’s, I think the barrier is that we’re thinking of self care all wrong. Um, we have to go back to just looking out for ourselves and doing the things that make us feel that and make us happy and stop saying yes to stuff you hate doing and just do more of what brings you joy and what lights you up. And uh, and again, you know, working a soul sucking nine to five and leave your kids every day to go to work in a job that you hate. That right there, like quitting your job might be self care. So self care comes in so many different forms and I think when we start to realize that that’s the shift, right? It’s like it’s not a thing you do, it’s just a way of living. I think that’s the barrier. So once that starts to shift, then I think it’ll be easier for us to say that we do practice self-care.
Sharon: So what would you say then to I guess people who there are things in their life that they enjoy doing, but they have to do. There are obviously people who can’t quit their nine to five job or you know, I do have my children do things sometimes that they don’t want to do, but they have to do. Right. So if my three year old doesn’t want to brush her teeth, sorry, you have to brush your teeth. And so I understand what you’re saying in terms of like trying to do only the things that bring you joy or make you happy but in reality we all do things sometimes that don’t bring us joy or make us happy or you know, we do things to make other people happy and I totally understand that sometimes it’s just a matter of balancing that. But what would you say to that?
Sunit: Well, I mean obviously my day is not, you know, full of doing everything that I love. I mean if I could, I would have somebody come in and cook for me and cleaned for me everyday and pick up after me and you know. So of course there are things that we have to do. I get that. But I do think that there are a lot of things that we say we have to do that we don’t have to do. Um, you know, how often have you said, yeah, I really wish I could do that, but I don’t have time for that or. But really do you not have time for it or is it just not a priority for you? Right. Um, I’ve heard this over and over with my coaching clients where I will say, hey, there’s a great podcast you should listen to, or there’s a great book you should listen to or read that will really help you. And that client will right away without thinking, say, I’m so busy, I don’t have time for that. And then like, okay, let’s switch that around instead of saying, I don’t have time for that. Say that’s not a priority. And how does that land for you now? How does it feel to have somebody offers something to that’s going to make you feel good and uplevel your life for you to instead of saying, I’m busy, which is such a cop out to instead say, that’s not a priority. Now we know what’s really going on. It’s not a priority for you to do the work and do the self help and read that book or listen to that podcast. What could you take off your plate that’s not serving you in any way to add the time that it would take to read that book or listened to that podcast. So it really is just a matter of yes, there are things we absolutely have to do on a daily basis that we don’t like to do, but we do a lot of things that we don’t need to be doing, especially moms, right? We are just, we have become slaves to our kids. We have become slaves to all the things that we need to get done. We feel this need to take on everything ourselves. Um, and I would challenge anybody who says that, you know, there’s women who will say, well, I don’t have, I don’t even have five minutes to shower. I’ve heard how many times have we heard that? I haven’t showered today, haven’t brushed my teeth today. It’s like, girl, go brush your teeth. Like you have five minutes. You can find five minutes and if you’re saying you don’t have time, what you’re really saying is that’s not a priority. You’ve prioritized something else that maybe wasn’t a parody. Maybe you spent five minutes unloading the laundry that could have waited. You know what I mean? So I think it’s just a matter of really re-prioritizing and I’m doing more of the good things and less of the not so good things, but of course, yeah, I mean, we’re all living in real life here. Those everybody’s got to do stuff that they hate doing, the practical stuff, but we do a lot of stuff these days as a, as a society, we’re wearing that badge of busy. We’re saying yes to way too much. Um, you know, to sit down for five minutes and take five minutes of silence to meditate is self care. Anybody can find five minutes at the beginning or the end or middle of their day. And yet a lot of us don’t. There are simple things that people can do to just find that quiet and find that piece or you know, nurture something about yourself that would feel good. Um, but we’re just choosing not to. So I would challenge anybody who, who is really saying I don’t have time for that to really rethink what their priorities are.
Sharon: Yeah, I think that’s a really good point. I mean, I have four children and um, people ask me a lot of times like how do you manage four children and all of their activities and you know, everything that four children brings with it and the truth is that I don’t find it that difficult to manage all of their activities because they don’t have that many activities. Right. I understand what my capabilities are as a mom. And you know, years ago I really wanted my daughters to try tennis and I said, you know, you can only try tennis if there is a tennis class where each of you could be in your own class at the same time, at the same place and that is your activity for the semester. Because I cannot be in a million places at one time and there’s only one of me and I want them to experience different things in life. But I also don’t think it needs to be in that way and it has to be what works for me. I cannot feel like all I’m doing from the hours of three and 7:00 PM is driving kids around every single day of the week. I’m willing to do that some days, but I can’t do that every day. It would not feel right to me. But some people will say, well then you’re being selfish and how come you’re putting your needs in front of the needs of your children? And what would you say to that?
Sunit: Well, I mean this is such a cliche, but I will say it one more time. You have to put on your own mask before assisting others. I am no good to my family. Listen, I have lost a dad to cancer. My mom has been diagnosed with cancer. My mother in law has multiple sclerosis. My husband and I are very well aware of what it is like to have a parent who cannot show up for you. My mother in law is very young. She was young when she had my husband. She would have been a young grandma that could have helped us with our kids and now she’s not in a place where she can help us and not to say that. I mean, you know, obviously our parents are a little bit older, but to see a parent unable to show up for their kids even when they’re grown adults and still need you. To me, there’s just nothing more important than I say this all the time to my coaching clients. You know, I’m, I do stories over on instagram and I try to drill this into moms. I am no good to my family if I don’t take care of myself and stress, that busy badge, that stress is the single worst thing for your health. Right? So I’m going to rush around the kids here and there for what, five years, maybe I’ll make it 10 years and then I’m going to have a nervous breakdown or I’m going to be in a bout of depression or I’m going to have some type of physical symptoms manifest and then I’m not going to be able to take my kids anywhere. Not only that, but I’m not going to be able to operate in my business and then how am I caring for my kids? So it’s such a cliche, you know, they always say that, but there’s a reason they say, put your own mask on first before helping others because if you don’t, you can’t help anybody else. So that’s, I would say any woman who says I don’t have time for that, I think it’s kind of selfish in a reverse way. It’s like you’re really not thinking about what truly matters. Um, nobody’s giving you a medal. You’re not getting a medal for running around going here and there and doing all the things. Trust me five to 10 years from now, that stuff’s not going to matter and I’m in the same boat as you and people, you know, I mean, I don’t have four kids, but I do have twin boys and everybody’s all and we don’t have a ton of help here. It’s just my husband and I, my husband’s got a very busy business and we don’t have the help and the people to help us take our kids here and there. So same thing for me. I was like, you know what, I am not that mom that’s going to be taken one kid here and one kid there and different sports. Our kids are in one sport, they’re in karate. They go two days a week, they’re in the same class for 30 minutes. That’s it. And that’s it. And I can’t tell you how many birthday parties we say no to as well, right? They started kindergarten this year. Mind you, we go to a smaller school so they don’t have a ton of kids in their class, but a birthday parties are not a priority for us. And I’m like, you see your friends at school all day everyday. I’m not, as they get older and have different friends, I’m not carding you around to different friends’ parties and this and that. That’s just a choice that we have made because that feels good to me and that I’m the least stressed out mom I know, and it’s because I don’t think that being busy is something to be proud of. I like to be chill. I like to be relaxed and uh, like I said, I lost my dad to brain cancer and my dad was one of the most high stress people I knew and I don’t wanna I don’t, I don’t, I know what that’s like to lose a parent. Even at my age. I’m in my forties and I still need my dad. So imagine something happening to you and you can’t show up for your small kids. I mean, that’s just nonnegotiable for me. My health is more important than anything else. This family does not work otherwise. So that’s what I would say to anybody who feels like it’s selfish to take care of yourself. I would say you’re kind of being selfish for not thinking ahead about how this might impact you and your family down the road.
Sharon: That’s some great insight actually. Um, so what are some practical tips to get started would you say?
Sunit: I would say the first thing you need to do is check in with yourself what does yours. And when I say self treat yourself like a second person. Um, I just did this thing on instagram the other day about caring for yourself as though you’re, you’re as though you’re a best friend. How would you care for that person, care for her in that way? Checking with her. What does she need? You know, some people, I’m just feel good having a bath or some people just feel good, you know, they need like five minutes of silence in their day. Maybe they need to cuddle up with a good book. Maybe they’re feeling like they’ve got too much going on. We need to be able to say no to a few things. Just check in and figure out what you could do that would just make you your life a little bit better. What would, what would make you feel a little bit happier? A little bit more calm. Right now. Everyone’s different and then see where you can incorporate that into your day. So is it some silence? Maybe some meditation, maybe some Yoga. Is it exercise? Is it saying no every time somebody asks something of you? Maybe it’s time to turn the ringer on your phone off because every time that goes off it stresses you out, right? It could be. It could be anything. So the first step is to check in with yourself and find out what are those little triggers for me, what are some of the things I could incorporate that would make me feel better? Don’t worry about the how. First figuring out the what. Then figure out the how, right? It could be something like I said, as small as, you know what, I just need five minutes in my day of complete silence. Great. Put that into your calendar and sit down and be quiet for five minutes in silence. Um, and if it’s something bigger, maybe you need to get away. Maybe you need to go away with your girlfriends, you know, to Las Vegas or to a yoga retreat. Then sit down and talk with your partner or your support system and find out how they can help you make that happen. So it can be very small or it can be very big. So check in with yourself, figure out what it is and then incorporate that into your day.
Sharon: Great, then I guess this is a little two part question, but how would you say that really truly practicing self care can help you improve your relationship with others and how do you prevent that from affecting your relationship with your spouse or partner or your kids in a, in a negative way?
Sunit: Um, well I think this goes back to what I initially said about what’s your definition of self care, right? Um, to me the most important relationship in a family is the relationship between the husband and the wife or the partner if they’re in the picture, but assuming that they are right, because you’ve asked this question, you got to be on the same page, period, end of story. You are the foundation of your family. I know in my life, you know that happy wife, happy life like that. That is that rules. My husband knows that when I’m happy and I’m, I’m fulfilled in every way I need to be, that life runs more smoothly. I’m the one that runs this home. I’m the one that is primarily caregiving for our kids. If I’m not operating at 100 percent, he cannot go do what he does best, which is operate as business. In every family that dynamic is going to be different obviously. Um, but you have to be on the same page as your partner. So I think the most important thing to do is to establish between each other how important that self care is for both of you. Not just you, but also him. Right? Um, what does he need? What is, what is his self care look like? I know for, for us in our family, I worked in corporate for like 10 years before I quit my job. I quit my job when my dad passed away because I had this awakening of how short life is. And I wanted to do more and kind of live out my purpose. And my husband had never said anything to me. And then I quit my job and I started this business and I started doing all this stuff that I love to do and I was completely lit up and I remember him saying to me one day, my life is so much better since you’ve quit your job because not only was I incredibly happy, but I was taking such good care of myself because when I was working I was in that grind that we all get caught in with the corporate, right? Like trying to climb the ladder saying yes to everything, type a personality. I’m go, go, go, going off on a meeting here. And week sales meeting there. And he had never said anything. But the fact of the matter is there was that extra pressure on him, um, because every night we were both rushing home and are rushing to get the kids taken care of and rushing to get dinner done. And, and I was stressed out all the time and it really affected our family dynamic. I just never knew it because he never said anything. He never complained. But then he later commented, he was like, our family life is just so much more calm and happy and I feel like I can go to work and not have to worry about like gotta get home and I got to help with dinner and I got to do this and that’s his self care. That is what self care is to him. He won’t. He wants to be able to not feel that stress. He likes to know that somebody’s got it handled. So having those conversations about what matters to you, what self care means to you is so important. Communication is the most important thing. So once you have that, then that’s it. Like everything else should just follow, right? I mean if your understanding of self care, if it’s like if you’re going to the spa like every week and your husband’s kind of like, oh my God, you’re going to get a massage again. That might get on his nerves a little bit. I mean, that’s different than really sitting down and being like, let’s talk about how we’re going to make sure that ourselves are nurtured and nourished and being on the same page and making space for each other to do that. Um, I find it hard to believe that it would cause problems in anybody’s marriage when somebody is truly just taking the time to be healthy emotionally and, you know, not stressed out and it really benefits everybody. I don’t see it as a negative.
Sharon: Yeah. It’s so interesting to hear you speak like that, I feel like I’m speaking. I also, my husband and I always say that our relationship is, is the foundation of our family and therefore really our relationship and making sure that our relationship remains strong and we are getting what we need is of the utmost importance and our children are very important to us and their happiness is very important to us, but they are not the center of the universe. We are. And if we are not functioning as a unit together, then they will suffer. And so for us, you know, that is really important and you know, um, what you said about finding what really truly makes you happy and everybody around you noticing. I’m noticing the same thing for myself. I mean somebody asked me once like, what was the most, um, sort of a shocking thing or amazing thing that happened to you since you left your job and started this new path in your life and, you know, my daughter actually one day said to me, and again, just like you, nobody really commented before, but my daughter one day said to me, you know, it’s really nice to see you smiling, you know? And that is amazing that not only was I feeling happier and certainly my husband and I had those conversations, but the fact that they noticed and they really feel so much happier knowing that I’m doing the things that are important for me and taking the steps that I need to make my life happier. And knowing that actually is very helpful to me as I am going on this journey. Because when I need to sort of ask them to step aside or or be a little quieter because I’m doing something for work, they understand it and they’re really supportive because they see that this is something that fulfills me and makes me happy, which is really nice for me and I hope that what it means for them in the future is that they will also value the things that they need to do for themselves and modeling that behavior is really important to me as the way it would apply to them and their future life and even in their current life.
Sunit: Absolutely. I mean that is byproduct of, you know, you go back to talking to the is self care selfish and no, not only are you caring for yourself and really it’s, it’s one of the best things you can do for your family. It is a gift to take such good care of yourself that you can always show up for your family in a happy light, positive way is a gift. So make no mistake about it. I take extreme pride in the fact that I take care of myself first so I could show up for my kids, my husband never stressed out, always happy, always joyous. However, also setting that example of, and you, I’m assuming you have daughters, do you have a daughter? Oh, you have four daughters, perfect. What a gift you are giving them, um, to show them that women can care for themselves and follow their dreams. And it’s just an amazing gift. And for me, I have two sons, but I hope that I am setting an example for them of what they will look for in a wife and how they will show up to parent. And um, you know, I listened to a podcast interview, I think it was oprah’s Super Soul Sunday or something and she interviewed Shonda rhimes who is the producer of grey’s anatomy and all those shows. And she said she was talking about this, you know, the saying yes to the things you love, the things that you don’t love. And she said, you know, you see these cards these days for mother’s Day and these greeting cards that say, mom, you know, you sacrificed so much for me and blah blah, blah, blah, blah. And she’s like, that is so telling of where our culture is right now. Where are the cards that say, mom, you showed me how to have a voice and follow my dreams and you set this great example for me that I can be anything because you followed your dreams. And that’s so true. It’s like when did it become cool to be that mom that’s just like sacrificing everything. It’s not cool. It’s affecting this generation of kids who didn’t grow up thinking that that’s the way you’re supposed to parent. Right? So just what a, what a gift you can give your family to take such good care of yourself and follow your dreams that not only are you showing up for them but you’re setting that example like that is planting seeds in them.
Sharon: Yeah. And I will say it is equally important for men to take care of themselves and do what they need. I know for my husband, for example, like having his alone time at the end of the day, um, or being able to go down to our music room and plays guitar is so important for him and he becomes a very different person if he has had that opportunity and has been able to that time for himself to just do whatever it is that he needs to do to, to just be and be happy. Um, and so I, for the fathers out there listening, it really is important for you guys to communicate with one another and really give each other the space, the time, whatever it is that you need in order to accomplish that in, you know, all around.
Sunit: Exactly. And again, it just comes back to communication, right? My, my husband and I have had those conversations. I require different things than he does for my self care. Um, but we give each other what the other person needs and it works for us. And so, um, and that trickles over into our kids, right? We have a very calm, happy family life and I credit that to the fact that we just, we prioritize ourselves, our marriage, our health over everything else. The kids activities and all that stuff, like, I mean, unless your kid’s going to be like a pro hockey player or you know, you’re going down that path, which, hey, if that’s you, that’s great. There’s just so many things that we do for our kids that they mean nothing in the long run, but what you are doing right now is you’re sacrificing your health and your time. If it doesn’t stress you out, by all means, like some people thrive on that. That’s great. But to me that is one of the things that’s my self care. I refused to be carting my kids around. Um, you know, some the other day somebody is telling me how they pick their kids up from school, they pick them up a snack to go on the way, they’re changing in the car, they’re taking them to this. And I was like, oh my God, that sounds so. That sounds like a nightmare to me. Um, but it’s fine for them. So that’s great. You know, do what works for you. That’s cool.
Sharon: Yeah, I do. I have a friend that, that she has two children, three children actually, but she needs for herself, I think to have them in activities every single day and I can’t do that. But I know that that’s what she needs. She doesn’t, that doesn’t stress her out. It stresses her out. They don’t have something. Yeah, no it’s not. I want to be clear. We’re not saying that, you know, the activities are bad. It’s the stress that some parents feel when they are overscheduling and sometimes also checked in with your kids and see how they feel about it. I know my kids do not want to have activities every day of the week. We talk about it. They want to have days to relax and veg out. You know, my kids don’t really watch TV during the week and so on Friday’s they’ve asked me not to schedule activities for them on Fridays because that is their day that they want to be able to come home and watch some TV and you know, that’s fine. I’m okay with that. Right. And that’s something that we’ve discussed as a family and that’s what works for them, but they, they agree with me that having something everyday of the week would be too much for them.
Sunit: Exactly. Kids, you know, kids feel it too. There is such a thing as stress for kids and they can feel it at a very young age and they pick up on our stress and they can get stressed out themselves. So we need to be very mindful of that as well.
Sharon: Yeah. And I wonder actually if the reason my kids don’t want to be scheduled in that way is because they know that would stress me out, you know, so it is possible that they sort of subconsciously are knowing that that would make for a stressful household. And so they just are not interested in that.
Sunit: Exactly. And I think there’s just something to be said in general, and I’m, I’m, again, I’m not bashing the people who are taking their kids to activities, but I wonder sometimes too, if there’s maybe a little bit of a lack of education or real knowledge around just the fact that one of the best things you can really do for your kids is just to allow them to play and free play and kind of like create their own busy. Right? Again, if somebody is choosing to put their kids in activities, I think that’s great, but sometimes I feel like parents may be putting their kids in activities because they think that’s what they need to do. Like they think, well my kid should be in sports and they should get their physical activity but I just think young kids, I think there is this maybe a little bit of a misconception that some parents may have that they need to put their kids and stuff and maybe they feel bad if they don’t. Um, when really all kids need is just time to just play and explore and that’s how they grow, right? Like that’s how their brains grow is that self discovery. So yeah, I mean that’s a whole topic in and of itself. But yeah, I think the bottom line is really just staying true to who you are, who you are as a family, what you value as a family, and just doing that and not worrying about what you think you should do and what everyone else is doing.
Sharon: Yeah. Well thank you so much. I really enjoyed the conversation in A. I’m hopeful that the audience will find it useful as well. How can the audience reach you if they’d like to hear more from you? What is the best way to find you? I know you’ve mentioned instagram a few times.
Sunit: Yeah, I guess I pretty much live over on instagram now. I just found that that’s where my people who, you know, I connect with my clients and other moms. Really, it’s just a great little place. It’s, you know, I, I post a lot of things on my instagram feed around mindset and self care and all of that. And then I also do share stories, like my own little reality show I’ve got going on behind the scenes. I share kind of behind the scenes stuff of how we live as a family, how we eat. I’m super into healthy eating and health and wellness and um, you know, I’ll share little clips behind the scenes of recording the show or my podcast and all that kind of stuff. So yeah, that’s pretty much where I am as if somebody really wanted to connect with me and see what I’m all about. On Instagram I’m Sunit Suchdev over on instagram. Um, other than that, you know, I’ve got a website, www.SunitSuchDev.com. It links up to all the other stuff that I’m doing. Um, you can find my podcast or that website. I’ve also got a health and wellness blog that I’m launching, so that’s another place where people can get ahold of me to.
Sharon: Great. I’ll put all of that in the show notes at www.Raiseology.com. Thanks so much for being here. I really enjoyed having you.
Sunit: You’re welcome. Thanks for having me.
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Sharon is a general pediatrician, loving wife and mother to 4 daughters.

 After a decade of practicing general pediatrics and working with families, she realized there often wasn’t enough time while tending to children’s medical needs to help parents in the way that would be most helpful in shaping their children’s futures.

 The Raiseology Program was developed to teach parents how to raise their children with the love and authority necessary to promote resilience and responsibility.

Sharon’s experience with hundreds of families as well as her own help her meet you where you are on your parenting journey to help you make it what you want it to be.

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