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Why Are Kids So Afraid?
Episode 358th May 2024 • The Catholic Teacher Podcast • Jonathan Doyle
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Join Jonathan Doyle in this heartfelt episode of the Catholic Teacher Podcast as he returns after a brief hiatus, sharing a personal journey of resilience and faith. Despite enduring a harrowing bike accident resulting in multiple injuries, Jonathan reflects on the silver lining of his experience and the overwhelming support he received from the global community.

In this episode, Jonathan delves into the prevalent theme of fear among the younger generation, drawing insights from Abigail Shrier's provocative book, "Bad Therapy." Shrier's assertion that fear pervades the mindset of Gen Z prompts Jonathan to question the efficacy of contemporary interventions, particularly within the mental health industry.

Challenging the prevailing narrative, Jonathan advocates for a return to the foundational principles of Catholic education rooted in discipleship and faith. He posits that amidst the prevailing fear and anxiety, it is the transformative power of Christ's teachings that offers genuine hope and healing.

Through poignant anecdotes and thought-provoking reflections, Jonathan underscores the pivotal role of Catholic educators in nurturing hope and resilience among their students. With a call to embrace the missionary dimension of Catholic education, Jonathan invites listeners to reevaluate their approaches and prioritize faith-based solutions in addressing the challenges facing today's youth.

Join Jonathan on this illuminating journey as he navigates the intersection of faith, education, and mental health, offering a compelling vision for fostering hope and healing in an increasingly fearful world. Subscribe to the Catholic Teacher Daily Podcast for more insightful discussions and practical wisdom to enrich your vocation as a Catholic educator.

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