Robby and Treva aren’t parents, but they’re giving much respect to the (single) parents out there doing the heavy
lifting. Managing home, work, life, kids AND a love life is never easy, but doing it in a pandemic takes made skills and patience.
This week’s guest, licensed marriage and family therapist Kristin MacDermott, shares her tips, tools, and strategies for successful pandemic parenting.
From knowing your roles, to managing expectations and setting healthy boundaries, to instilling respect, creating structure, and building confidence, we’re helping parents of all kinds get a grip and level-up their skills during the pandemic and beyond.
Kristin MacDermott MFT
Kristin MacDermott is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a decade of research in resilience.
Her resilience-training programs have been validated in four studies with researchers from the
Duke Clinical Research Institute, published in peer-reviewed journals, and proven to improve key mental health and resilience outcomes, including anxiety, depression, distress, self-efficacy, and PTSD. Kristin has designed resilience-training programs for some of the highest-performing people on the planet, including Navy SEALS and the LAPD. Her programs have been used in more than 20 hospitals across the country, including at the Duke Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health. She has also designed programs for school, corporations, and non-profits that support at-risk kids.
Kristin is the author of It Takes Two Minutes to Shift Your Mindset and Build Resilience, a book that breaks resilience down into bite-size skills you can apply to your life immediately. She has recently launched two online courses for parents, one called Resilience-Based Parenting and the other called Parenting Through Divorce. She has a private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where she lives with her husband of 28 years and her three children.