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This podcast is a dialog about challenges and opportunities parents face as they raise kids, enjoy marriage, and live a purpose-filled life. These honest conversations give parents fodder so they can talk to each other, be encouraged, and recognize they aren't raising kids alone.
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Now displaying: February, 2017
Feb 28, 2017

Parents are often (and naturally) hesitant when it comes to allowing their kids to take risks. However, it’s important to prepare our kids for life in a dangerous world. How do you decide to stretch your children’s comfort zone? Let’s discuss…

Related(ish) Links:

Halibut Cove Alaska is definitely worth a visit (even if you’re not learning to drive a boat.)

http://www.halibutcove.com 

Do you remember Family Circus? One of our favorites!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Family_Circus 

Talk about this:

This week's section is more extensive than usual (which we explain) so here's a list of the questions.

  1. What is the goal in allowing this risk?
  2. How does your personal wiring play into what you allow your kids to do?
  3. How does your child’s wiring play into their risk taking? Are there any areas that could be too limiting?
  4. What specific opportunities can you provide which will stretch your kids?

Also remember…

Please leave us a review on iTunes. This is SUPER helpful in helping others find our show.

Along with iTunes, Overcast, and Stitcher, Between Parents is now on TuneIn (the fun way to listen if you are using Amazon’s Alexa). You can chat back with us on Twitter @between_parents or on Instagram @betweenparents

Feb 21, 2017

Have your kids ever hurt your feelings? If so, you’re not alone!

In today’s podcast we talk about how to model forgiveness and the importance of not just “taking your licks” but teaching your kids how their words matter. We barely scratch the surface of this important topic, but you will have PLENTY to ideas for your conversations with your spouse or other parents.

Related(ish) Links

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” - Attributed to Carrie Fisher, but I’m not 100% on this!

Lisa Damour's book Untangled.  

Talk about this:

Where do you most need to offer forgiveness? Where do you need forgiveness!

Also remember…

Please leave us a review on iTunes. This is SUPER helpful in helping others find our show.

Along with iTunes, Overcast, and Stitcher, Between Parents is now on TuneIn (the fun way to listen if you are using Amazon’s Alexa). You can chat back with us on Twitter @between_parents or on Instagram @betweenparents

Feb 15, 2017

Getting your kids to eat three meals a day can be stressful. How do you manage to get the right things into their bellies? On this week’s podcast Billy & Joy move beyond the two biggest factors (Environment & Modeling) and talk strategy.

This is the list… (listen to the episode for full context!)

1 - Recognize cycles -

2. Continue exposure

3. Don't make it a battle

4. Plate the family food - this helps w/#3

5. Use a variety of names for

6. Enlist their help

7. Let them help in the meal prep.

8. Praise tastings!

9. Season separately

10. Leverage unique things their friends eat

11. INVEST in your skills -- 

Related(ish) Links

Are kids are hardwired to like certain foods? Check out this study.

This article describes how kids are more likely to taste and respond negatively to bitter foods.

Talk about this… actually, this week just try something new! Let us know what you discover! 

Also remember…

Please leave us a review on iTunes. This is SUPER helpful in helping others find our show.

Along with iTunes, Overcast, and Stitcher, Between Parents is now on TuneIn (the fun way to listen if you are using Amazon’s Alexa). You can chat back with us on Twitter @between_parents or on Instagram @betweenparents

Feb 7, 2017

With Joy out of town this week, Billy “goes solo” and shares some of the best and favorite advice he’s received from men who’ve walked before and beside him. Gals, feel free to listen in, but this one is especially designed for the men. A quick recap of the The Big Five (so far) 1. Make a study of your spouse, your family, and yourself. 2. Invest into all your roles fully. 3. Guard your time. 4. Be a protector. 5. Build community As always, we'd love for you to leave us a review and share this podcast with others.

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