The gist of this show is, we take care of each other. It's going to be okay.
This morning I woke up to pandemonium, with Canadian loved ones seriously offering their homes… Some of the calmest people that I know terrified and freaking out… My Facebook feed – like yours, I'm sure – filled with tears and panic.
Because half the country was pro--her, and the other half of the country pro-him, we were all going to know some people who hate and fear the results of yesterday's presidential election.
What resonated with me most: parents asking "how do I tell my kids about this?"
Here's how I talked to my boys this morning: I posted a quote to ponder.
In the recent Boston Globe Magazine Women & Power issue, Axcelis Technologies CEO Mary G. Puma was asked how she handles crisis. She responded that a mentor of hers used to say (here comes the quote):
"Never waste a good crisis."
Meaning: how can we move forward?
I wanted this episode to use today's "good crisis" as a catalyst, to help us all bring our kids through tough stuff.
So, I got in here a little earlier than usual in hopes of making you feel better if you are, shall we say, not your usual calm self.
Click weturnedoutokay.com/117 to read about the three ways you can help your kids, and talk to them about this election!