One week before parents gathered in the Lifeclass Social Lab, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, the best-selling author of The Conscious Parent, invited a group of children between the ages of 11 and 17 to come together and speak from the heart. Dr. Shefali’s goal was to provide a safe space for children to open up about their parents and share what works and what hurts.
When asked what their parents could do better, 11-year-old Casserly spoke up and said she’d rather have a hug, not a lecture, when she talks to her mother about the pressure she’s feeling. “I don’t really need her to always go into working mode of how you can solve things and fix things,” Casserly says.
After seeing her daughter’s response, Casserly’s mother, Rita, tells Dr. Shefali that this isn’t a surprise. Watch as Rita shares why she’s grateful for the opportunity to better connect with her daughter.