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Mar 7, 2024

Many parents, moms especially, experience parental guilt. This is particularly a struggle for moms of neurodiverse children who experience challenging behaviors. 

In this episode of the Soaring Child podcast, JoAnn Crohn joins the show to discuss the important topic of “mom guilt.” JoAnn is a parenting educator and life coach who helps moms feel confident in raising empowered kids while pursuing their own goals. She’s a speaker, author, and the host of the No Guilt Mom podcast. She appears in national media. She’s the founder of the company No Guilt Mom, and she specializes in helping moms move from martyr to model. She is the perfect guest for the topic of “mom guilt.” 

If you have battled guilt as a parent, this episode is a must-listen! 


Link mentioned in the show: 

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Key Takeaways:

[5:40] Where does “mom guilt” come from?

[9:49] Mental habits mom need in their lives to combat guilt

[25:29] Tips for getting kids with ADHD to do chores

[33:08] Tips for finding joy as moms

[37:44] Where to find JoAnn online


Memorable Moments:

”Children have challenging behaviors all the time,  even if you’re not dealing with neurodivergence or ADHD. There are things that set us off as parents, and it goes back to how we view the situation.”

”As moms, everyone is so hard on ourselves. We are constantly berating ourselves.”

”All these things we say to ourselves, we would not accept anyone else saying to us.”

”This constant flow of insults really affects our mood and really brings us down, so the first thing I would suggest is to start looking to see, ‘What am I saying to myself?’”

”If we give ourselves that self-compassion…that is such a big help against that guilt that we feel every day.”

”A lot of the guilt also comes from trying to do it all.”

”We have issues asking for help…so much so that we would rather do it ourselves than ask for the help when doing it.”

”If you have another adult in the home in addition to yourself, there is no reason you should be doing all the work.”

”It’s never going to fix the situation if you don’t let people experience the natural consequences.”

”Am I going to be resentful and angry if I do this right now? If the answer is yes, then I don’t do it, and I let natural consequences take its course.”

”Guilt never goes away; you just get better at handling it.”


How to Connect to JoAnn Crohn: 

The No Guilt Mom Podcast:   

JoAnn on Instagram: 

Dana Kay Resources:








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