If you have more than one child, you know siblings are going to fight. Sometimes the conflict is short and inconsequential, others times...well, it's not.
In this episode Billy and Joy talk about goals for parents and kids for handling disagreements and managing three phases of conflict well.
Take a listen and, more importantly, talk to others about what you hear!
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Mattress and cars don't go together! Exhibit A - - here!
If you want more than Joy's passing guess on the Socratic Method, check here.
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One of the more emotional events for many parents is the process of heading back to work. Joy and Billy have navigated those waters for years and discuss managing guilt, the importance of having a family strategy, and establishing boundaries with your employer.
If you are walking this path, take a listen!
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YKK padlock zippers are are thing... they are called key lock sliders.
And, for the record, Joy DID receive a key for the beanbag. (Thanks Salesman Doug - - if that's your name!)
I love Shonda Rhimes take on being a working mom. If you haven't read A Year Of Yes, it's worth your time.
Talk About This:
What internal (family) priorities and practices we need to establish before heading back to work?
What external (employer/employee) expectations and boundaries do we need to have in place in order to make the new dynamics work?
You get on an elevator and run into some friends who are about to have a baby. They ask you for your best advice before you get to the lobby. What do you say? What wisdom do you give at a moment’s notice?
In this episode Billy and Joy offer five elements of their elevator pitch and while it’s not a complete list (we only have 20 floors in this imaginary building!), but it’s a start! Hop on board…
Related (ish) Links and Follow up
Words you like to say, Words you hate to say…
The origin of the Mike Tyson quote is: “Everyone has a plan until they get hit.” was explained in the Sun Sentinel:
"People were asking me [before a fight], 'What’s going to happen?,' " Tyson said. "They were talking about his style. 'He's going to give you a lot of lateral movement. He's going to move, he's going to dance. He's going to do this, do that.' I said, "Everybody has a plan until they get hit. Then, like a rat, they stop in fear and freeze.' "
The correct Taylor Swift song is… Never grow up… lyrics here. Joy is still embarrassed she missed this!
We talk more about community in episode #7. Link is here
The exact Stephen Covey quote is "Begin with the end in mind" and is one of the principles from the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
The fabulous proverb Billy mentions is Proverbs 22:6
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Talk About This:
How is what we are doing today helping us leading us to where we want to be tomorrow? How are our decisions now leading us to where we want to be.?
Ask people whose families you admire, what their elevator pitch is for parenting.
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