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Mika Brzezinski On Upside Of Being Fired: Becoming A Better Parent

mikab.jpgNo matter how many times people tell you it will all be okay, there’s no easy way around it: getting laid off sucks. We’ve tried our hand at being inspirational, and now “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski has her own positive spin on getting the axe: it made her a better mother.

In a Huffington Post blog post (no doubt pulled from her upcoming memoir All Things at Once) Brzezinski says her “very public and very painful exit from CBS” helped her learn how to be open and honest with her children. Here’s her advice for those facing pink slips:

“A fundamental lesson on being fired: Never lie about it. People will know what you’re saying is a cover-up for how you really feel — embarrassed, discouraged, and afraid. It’s best to simply be true to those feelings and work form them. Kids are a great place to start with that. They too, will face challenges in life, and job loss is an opportunity to show them what you are made of.”

Do you agree?

Getting Fired And How It Teaches You To Be A Better Parent — Huffington Post

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