Goldie Hawn on 'Hannity'
Actress pens parenting book
- Duration 6:08
- Date Sep 30, 2011
Actress pens parenting book
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Now my next guest says the children these days -- -- stressed overworked and over scheduled and it's our job as parents and teachers to remind them that.
Take a break take a breath.
Actress Goldie Hawn -- spent the last ten years.
Studying the brain and how to manage mental energy and now she's sharing her findings -- a brand new book it's called ten up mindful minutes giving our children and ourselves.
The social and emotional skills to reduce stress anxiety.
For healthier happy lives now earlier I sat down with the Oscar winner to discuss this a much more take a look.
Or you know I am really well thank you everybody knows boldly on.
I gotta tell a story had been -- -- just telling you -- -- Great story so my son -- now 121 and a half years old in the stroller.
My wife shopping I wasn't there you're in the store.
And my wife come home home that day -- just tells me that you were playing with my son took fifteen minutes.
In the middle of the -- -- blame for that what is commonly do that all right kinda hear about that more often than I can remember really.
But I do loved.
I love children who are you an eight at two grandchildren I have before right now I've got -- cellular one brand new home with you would you daughter Kate exactly and I can't take it and -- -- -- to fly down around us seemed tomorrow so it's sure it's.
Yeah nice I dude dude dude -- children you know I'm reading -- your book.
Big believer in mental toughness -- you know there is and we're talking about this most people.
I don't even think we learn anything about our brains.
But almost certain most people kind of lost their -- a little bit count and the constant repetitive theme over and over and over -- -- and spend anywhere that there.
Thinking through -- after -- -- our kids go before TV or the video games and they're -- Right it does has a tendency to -- them what's interesting to me is you came to this.
Well like most people of the gain any great insight life through personal paint now and you tell the story talk about your life -- and you've told the story.
You suffered from anxiety depression.
You know you never really wanted to be famous.
You wanted to be his own -- dance studio site you're dancer time and but you had great anxiety problems when He first started performing.
I was afraid it wasn't what I had planned and I it was afraid I -- I was out of sorts right so I was having panic attacks didn't know why.
Now I didn't do pills and they didn't have that then probably -- Madonna because I've you know I -- taskmaster wanna figure things out.
And I did I went to a psychologist for nine years.
And I did it because I was fascinated with the workings of my own mind and and the capabilities.
Of how I could it.
A -- to it to feel better about my day never understand more about my emotions.
Which is what I think this attending to self is kind of what my book is about for parents or teachers or caregivers because you know apply the oxygen.
Before you give it to your kid and it's the same thing it's -- great analogy isn't perfect analogy is that if we're not formed and fit and ready to go.
We -- -- ten to our children we can't hear them or know what they're really saying or.
Watched him on that video machine or -- all of this this information highway which is rewiring their brains and I think.
Honestly -- is -- stealing our intimacy with our children.
We need that we gotta get all eight and He devices they won't -- This is interest because as you would.
Developed this for kids in school her real parents would hear it through -- -- -- interest to you talk about a conference say you were one sat through and and you talk about mindful minutes.
Actually this is something I didn't realize they do it until He just set up I actually make sure before my radio show I take at least ten minutes quiet time to do -- -- -- And I noticed actually there -- birds out in the world and they actually saying you know I mean sits crewmates but He gets me in a better place because I think what I -- more insightful.
You know the calmer the more peacefully our Brian okay and before the show I get revved up because I look at pictures of Bob Beckel and Obama yeah.
I get all jacked up but here's the reality.
It's really your brain that's telling.
Because when you get calm it quiets down the center part of your brain which is the emotional part -- other -- that we don't have that kids lining up for Ritalin.
To teach in the I want -- also one -- three of our kids are medicated yet but you know what a lot of the a lot of schools like it you know why.
Because it's it's like -- medical baby -- It in -- form when we began to -- our children.
Some -- needed I'm not gonna say that we have the drugs are helpful to a lot of children with severe issues.
But by giving them just to make them concentrate better there are many ways we can use this technology.
With with the awareness -- -- this is important you why this becomes so for the U wanna write a book.
-- -- on a book tour for them honest reason that I cannot bear to see an unhappy child I I know that sounds -- It or made up it isn't I mean I've adopted children all over the world nobody knows about it.
I have watched him grow up to become grown -- to live in this world I've lost some children I've won some.
But I couldn't think that the United States of America.
Could actually say that we are the harbors of the second least happy children in the developed where we are yes.
Is it because you're gonna study citing the stress.
Yes our -- UNICEF study patients Arizona and -- I don't remember that.
Somebody's parents can look at this and they didn't get a lot out of a lot of kids get a lot out of it -- -- anything -- parents -- need to be.
They need to -- you can't -- I never react when I'm mad at my kids.
I always go brief then I come back because if you don't want the emotion past you never gonna be effective you -- at.
I do it we need to do it for our kids take those extra beats before you comment from mark.
And just kept quiet guys and feel you -- inside.
Get ready because your kids need every piece of you you are paying -- a very enjoyable person very happy and it's good to see earlier I love to look at race and I so appreciate come -- my -- and all the best to hear your kids and rankings I -- you honey okay.
And that is all.