[BQ Hero Series] Extend Yourself Some Grace, with Kristy Forbes

Have you ever thought to yourself...If I had only known better? As a parent, it can be easy to be so hard on yourself.

In this episode of the Bright & Quirky Hero Series, autistic mother, educator, and advocate Kristy Forbes reminds us of the value of self compassion.

She shares how important it is for parents to extend to themselves the same compassion, empathy, and love that they extend to their children. 

Listen and give yourself grace.

What's bubbling up for you after hearing this vlog? Let us know in the comments section below.


  1. Nicolette on October 22, 2021 at 5:56 am

    I needed to hear this today. Thank you, Debbie and Kristy! It isn’t an easy job, but I am going to try harder to work on my inner voice to make sure it is a positive one, at least most of the time.

  2. Kate on October 22, 2021 at 6:23 am

    Such an important point that we don’t know what we don’t know and making amends so that we can do differently. It is a struggle when one doesn’t believe there are those who don’t understand. Thanks for being a community that supports the family of our beautiful bright and quirky kids! Self love, forgiveness, passion, kindness, perspectives!

  3. Jessica on October 22, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! I listened to this video multiple times. I think everyone can benefit from hearing this. We need to give ourselves grace. We do only know what we know.

  4. Melinda Tant on October 22, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you. I couldn’t have explained it better! Much appreciated. xx

  5. Megan O Basson on October 23, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks for this gentle yet strong REMINDER❣️

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