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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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Oct 29, 2019

No one likes to be picked at…but criticism is especially deadly in marriage. In this episode Billy & Joy challenge you to try and see your critical habits in the mirror and to consider the impact they have on your marriage.

Talk about this:

What critique hurts more than others?

What critiques feel like personal preferences?

What criticisms are good advice, but delivered poorly?

What topic/issue is most important to you?

How does your wiring impact the way you communicate?

Also remember…

Sharing is caring!!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode please share! You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts. This is SUPER helpful in helping others find our show.

OR cut/paste a link from our website betweenparentspodcast.com (this is also where you can find helpful packages of back episodes!)

Want to reach us? You can find us on the socials @betweenparents on Instagram and @betweenparentspodcast on Facebook.

Thanks for being awesome!

 

 

Oct 22, 2019

Have you ever considered how your fellow family members describe your family? Have you ever asked them what they think about when they think about each other? If you’ve ever told a classic family story (e.g., the time the car died, or the dog was lost) chances are you noticed how different the narrative is from one person to the next. In fact, for stories we don’t say out loud the narratives can vary even more wildly – and sometimes not in the best way. In today’s podcast we discuss how those stories can shape our family life and what to do if they go negative.

Related Links:

Episode # 147 - How Storytelling Impacts a Kid's Happiness

Episode # 99 - Asking kids better questions

Episode #86 - 60 Conversation Starters For Family Meal time

Episode #115 - Making family meals worthwhile

Episode #131 - Question Grab Bag 

Talk about this:

Are you aware of each other's narratives? Where are they the same? How do they differ?

What are some specific steps you can take to uncover the narratives of your kids?

How can you build habits into your family that bring out the best narratives?

Also remember:

Sharing is caring!!  If you’ve enjoyed this episode please share! You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts. This is SUPER helpful in helping others find our show.

OR cut/paste a link from our website betweenparentspodcast.com (this is also where you can find helpful packages of back episodes!)

Want to reach us? You can find us on the socials @betweenparents on Instagram and @betweenparentspodcast on Facebook.

Thanks for being awesome!

 

Oct 15, 2019

Chances are your kids know your flaws better than you do. Of course, they can’t (or won’t) put the most helpful words around those flaws, so we thought we’d give you a way into some insights. In fact, this episode gives you a dozen questions to think about, wrestle with, and squirm through as you own your flaws! Take a listen if you dare!!

Talk about this:

I AM MORE LIKELY TO...

  1. OVER schedule my family or AVOID planning and making family commitments
  2. DISENGAGE or BE A "QUESTION gun" to my kids at the end of the day
  3. PUSH kids out of their comfort zones or PROTECT my kids when they are uncomfortable.
  4. BE WALKED ON or BULL DOZE OVER my kids when they have different opinions or push back?
  5. MANIPULATE or BE MANIPULATED BY my family?
  6. STUFF my anger or EXPLODE when mad?
  7. BE TOO CONTROLLING or TOO DISENGAGED in addressing my kid's negative behavior?
  8. HELICOPTER or be UNINTERESTED / DISTANCED in my kid's school?
  9. TALK too much or SAY too little?

I AM MORE WORRIED ABOUT ...

  1. My kids being afraid of me OR not respecting me?
  2. Not knowing what my kids are doing OR being overly-involved in their lives?
  3. Being inflexible OR being unreliable?

Also remember:

Sharing is caring!! If you’ve enjoyed this episode please share! You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts. This is SUPER helpful in helping others find our show.

OR cut/paste a link from our website betweenparentspodcast.com (this is also where you can find helpful packages of back episodes!)

Want to reach us? You can find us on the socials @betweenparents on Instagram and @betweenparentspodcast on Facebook.

Thanks for being awesome!

 

Oct 8, 2019

Sometimes little things make a big difference – especially in marriage. In this week’s episode we kick around three ideas that can make all the difference in keeping your marriage strong (and fun!)

Talk about this:

Ask your spouse for a ranking on how they think you are doing AS A COUPLE when it comes to 1) Embracing consistency 2) Having strategic habits 3) Having fun.

Which areas do you need to work on? Make a plan!

Related Links:

How to fold a fitted sheet – HERE

James Clear: Atomic Habits – HERE 

Episode #38 – Keystone Habits  

Episode #48 – Is Criticism Killing Your Marriage?

Also remember:

Have you left a review on Apple Podcasts? This is SUPER helpful in helping others find our show.

Want to reach us? You can find us on the socials @betweenparents on Instagram and @betweenparentspodcast on Facebook. While you’re there, tag someone who would also enjoy this content! 

Finally, if you don’t know where to begin listening to back episodes of the podcast, look for the helpful packages on our website betweenparentspodcast.com

Thanks for being awesome!

 

Oct 1, 2019

Time to clear out some lingering questions! In this episode we’ll discuss how to not squash your kids with a disciplinarian approach, what to do if you aren’t having regular date nights, and finding the middle ground when it comes to keeping your house tidy.

Talk about this:

We've jumped around today so pick one of these areas to discuss with your spouse:

Your disciplinarian approach - does it need work?

Your date nights - does it need structure?

Your housekeeping challenges - does it need flexibility and improvement?

Also remember:

Have you left a review on Apple Podcasts? This is SUPER helpful in helping others find our show.

Want to reach us? You can find us on the socials @betweenparents on Instagram and @betweenparentspodcast on Facebook. While you’re there, tag someone who would also enjoy this content! 

Finally, if you don’t know where to begin listening to back episodes of the podcast, look for the helpful packages on our website betweenparentspodcast.com

Thanks for being awesome!

 

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