Being there for our children

Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, discusses how parents can help their kids thrive by stressing less themselves
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Being there for our children

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So the book is dedicated to my own mom who was an incredible role model for me because she gave my sister and me unconditional loving while at the same time really making us feel that we could go for our dreams and if we failed she wouldn’t love us any less. And I think that’s really the biggest lesson of Thrive for Moms. How can we always be there for our children no matter what is going on for them and teach them that failure is not the opposite of success. It’s a stepping stone for success. Because right now there is this tendency to make sure our children are ready to compete in the world. We overschedule them. We have all these extracurricular activities. And we make them feel stress and pressure from a very early age, which has terrible consequences later. So when we can just relax as moms, we are going to communicate that to our children.

Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, discusses how parents can help their kids thrive by stressing less themselves

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Arianna Huffington

President and Editor In Chief, Huffington Post Media Group

Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books.

In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

She serves on several boards, including HuffPost’s partners in Spain, the newspaper EL PAÍS and its parent company PRISA; Onex; The Center for Public Integrity; and The Committee to Protect Journalists.

Her 14th book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder was published by Crown in March 2014 and debuted at #1 in the New York Times Bestseller list.

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