Dr. Dan welcomes author and parent Kristin Bair to discuss her poignant, revealing, and popular essay published on Scary Mommy about Facebook Mom groups, kindness, empathy, bullying, and parenting in the digital age. Dr. Dan and Kristin also speak about fear and anxiety and her new novel AGATHA ARCH IS AFRAID OF EVERYTHING (named a best book by PEOPLE magazine).
Kristin’s Scary Mommy essay Why Some Women Wield Exclusion Like A Superpower instantly resonates with all parents everywhere because it deals with Facebook Mom Groups, exclusion, bullying, kindness, friendship, empathy, mean girls, and more.
Today’s episode encourages parents and families to discuss how to be kind and why kindness matters more than ever. Kristin shares a lovely Parent Footprint Moment about her daughter that will make listeners smile to wrap up the show.
Kristin Bair is the author of the novel Agatha Arch Is Afraid of Everything as well as The Art of Floating and Thirsty plus numerous essays about China, adoption, parenting, and more. Her work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Baltimore Review, The Manifest-Station, Scary Mommy, The Christian Science Monitor, Poets & Writers Magazine, Writer’s Digest, and more.
Kristin has an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in English and journalism from Indiana University, Bloomington. Kristin is also a writing instructor and she has taught in classrooms and conferences around the globe, from Chicago to Boston to Shanghai, China, and many places in between. A native Pittsburgher, Kristin now lives north of Boston with her husband and two children. For more information and to read her writing visit: http://www.kristinbairokeeffe.com/
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