Arel Moodie is a Jewish person of colour (white mom and a black dad) who grew up in the projects in New York witnessing gang violence and fatherlessness all around him. Arel has built a million-dollar company and made Inc. Magazine’s “30 under 30” list. President Obama has personally acknowledged him for his work.
Arel has two boys (7 and 5). Arel shares his own racial identities and personal identity struggles and how this has shaped him as a dad. We also discuss learnings from his dad, leaving behind our own trauma in parenting, effort and excellence, how Arel empowers his children, how to deal with bullying and preparing kids for a racial divide. Arel talks about playful parenting, owning emotions, non-actions, the importance of language, bonding and the power of routines.
The most powerful takeaways for me as a dad where:
If nothing else, you can control effort
Seperate your own trauma from your parenting
Teach in peaceful moments.
Do roughhousing dads!
Appreciation dinner rounds with the family - I love this!
Maybe the most valuable learning: mom first, kids second. Don’t become two adults who are merely co-living and co-parenting.
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Arel Moodie (guest):
Arel on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arelmoodie/
Arel’s Website: https://arelmoodie.com/
Arel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/arelmoodie
Arel’s facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arelmoodie
Arel co-wrote a book on how to stop tantrums and meltdowns with his wife The Peculiar Purple Penguin (http://purplepenguinbook.com)
“The Art of Likability” by Arel Moodie: https://www.artoflikability.com/
Philipp Hartmann (host):
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