As Turia Pitt prepares to become a first-time mother in December, she recalls the life lessons her parents taught her.
“They made me realise even though I couldn’t always control what happened, or what other people said or thought, I could control my reaction,” Turia told Essential Baby.
“They also showed how I could reframe a painful or negative event, or use humour to diffuse a situation or disarm someone.”
Nothing could have prepared Turia for the Kimberley fire that left her with burns to 65 per cent of her body six years ago. But she said, it was the life lessons her parents, Célestine Vaite and Michael Pitt, imparted that helped build her fortitude.