Steph interviews Joe De Sena and Dr. Lara Pence to define what resilience for families means and why it’s such an important skill to build in little ones from a young age. Joe De Sena is the founder and CEO of Spartan and the Death Race, the world’s leading endurance sports and wellness brand. Dr. Lara Pence is a clinical psychologist and Chief Mind Doc at Spartan who helps individuals build self-mastery and mental resilience through daily exercises and challenges. Together, they walk us through ways we may be unintentionally ‘overparenting’, why we get so caught up in preventing discomfort in our kids, and how to approach parenting in a way that builds confident, self-reliant children and avoid the pitfall of teaching helplessness.
Joe De Sena: Joe De Sena is the founder and CEO of Spartan and the Death Race, the world’s leading endurance sports and wellness brand with a community over 10 million strong. He is the New York Times bestselling author of three books, Spartan Up!, Spartan Fit, and The Spartan Way. De Sena also hosts the Spartan Up! Podcast, which features weekly interviews with some of the world’s greatest minds in business, sports and leadership. His mission—transforming 100 million people through the Spartan lifestyle. More at: www.joedesena.com
Dr. Lara Pence: Dr. Lara Pence is a clinical psychologist and Chief Mind Doc at Spartan. With a career spanning more than 20 years, Dr. Pence is one of the most sought-after therapists in the community, having served on the Board of Directors for Embody Love Movement and The Elisa Project. In 2018, Dr. Pence founded LIGHFBOX, a company that helps individuals build self-mastery and mental resilience through daily exercises and challenges. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, the BBC, Glamour, Vogue, WebMD, Psychology Today, and The Huffington Post. More at: www.drlarapence.co
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