Mary Wilde • TEDxGainesville
Compassion Parenting: Transcending the Myth of Perfect Conditions
Mary gives a message that every parent needs to hear. She reminds us that parenting is not about securing perfect conditions for our kids, but offering something much deeper and more accessible: grounded, loving presence. Dr. Mary Wilde, pediatrician and mom of 8, utilizes her training in mind-body medicine to help kids with anxiety and ADHD thrive. In addition to writing the occasional prescription, she can routinely be found at her whiteboard drawing out colorful explanations, on the floor demonstrating yoga, or scrawling on a notepad while brainstorming strategic plans with parents. Dr. Wilde is the creator of the “Overcoming Childhood Anxiety” online course for kids and teens and the founder of an online community for deep-thinking, dedicated parents. She’s a podcaster, author, and frequent contributor to various online platforms. Her book, “Faithful Nurturing: Mothering from the Heart to the Heart,” captures her own day-to-day experiences finding strength, balance, connection, purpose, and joy as a mother.