Dr. Kerry Malawista Dad Edge Podcast
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Dr. Kerry Malawista – Using Humor as a Father to Take On Lumps Of Life

Dr. Kerry Malawista is a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer, author of the book “Meet the Moon”, and co-chair of The New Directions in Writing Program. Her essays have appeared in multiple news outlets and was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize and shortlisted for the Kraken Book Prize. Today, she joined Larry and shared her experience of losing her mother at a young age and how it inspired her writing and work as a therapist.

Humor is a powerful tool for building resilience. It can help us to see the bright side of a difficult situation, to find joy in the midst of adversity, and to keep going in the face of challenges. Humor can also help us to stay connected to others, even during the most trying times. It can be an effective way to lighten the mood and bring people together. 

It can also be an effective coping mechanism, allowing us to process difficult emotions in a more lighthearted way. When we can laugh at ourselves, we can find the strength to move forward and take on the next challenge. Humor can also help us to stay positive and optimistic, even in the face of adversity. 

By using humor to build resilience, we can help our children to become successful and resilient adults. 


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Larry’s Takeaways

  1. Resilience comes from failure.
  2. Own mistakes and forgive.
  3. Believe in your child.

What You’ll Learn

00:05:32 Be intentional in parenting.

00:08:05 Believe in yourself and manage feelings.

00:11:09 Believe in your child.

00:16:51 Resilience comes from failure.

00:26:45 Laugh and don’t shame.

00:30:44 Kids need physical affection.

00:32:04 Kids need parental love and support.

00:37:30 Build resilience, not victimhood.

00:46:29 Own mistakes and be kind.

00:49:04 Let kids fail and learn.

00:53:06 Be an engaged parent.



Meet the Moon by Dr. Kerry Malawista


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