Preparing Kids 4 Life Podcast

Preparing Kids 4 Life Podcast

By Daniel & Vicki Hagadorn
Everywhere you turn, the world is saying that you don't have what it takes to be a parent. That you're going to mess your kids up. That you're not "qualified" enough. At PK4L, we beg to differ.

Our mission is to remind parents that they're already the number one expert on their own children. All they need is the mindset. Let us show you how.

Parenting is truly the toughest job you'll ever love…but it's also a journey. And without a map, it's easy to get lost. So, just think of us as your personal outfitters, guides, and allies for the road ahead. Your journey awaits!
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How To Increase Your Child's Financial IQ
EP. 133 How do we build our child's financial IQ? How do we prepare them to live in a nation that is awash in debt? Our interview with special guest Gayle Reaume from MoolahU will answer these questions and more... If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁
51:07
July 8, 2020
Parenting With Confidence (yes, it's possible)
EP. 132 Parenting can be overwhelming, but it is also our greatest joy. So, why do we doubt ourselves so much? If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁 P.S. If you're interested in learning about the Grief Recovery Method click here for more information.
17:16
July 1, 2020
How To Help Your Child Develop Their Creativity
EP. 131 In this episode, we talk about 25 things you can do to help your child develop their natural creativity.  If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁
20:42
June 24, 2020
Thriving At Home With Your Kids
EP. 130 A 360-degree view of what we can do to help our children become their best...starting right now and in seven simple steps. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁
11:57
June 17, 2020
Foster Care: How You Can Be Involved w/Katie Tudor, LMSW [2 of 2]
EP. 129 According to current estimates, there are 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. They range in age from infants to 21 years old (in some states), but the average age of a child in foster care is 8+ years old, and there are slightly more boys than girls. Sadly, although a the foster care system does a great deal of good...it owes its existence to family tragedy. I'm so honored to be interviewing Katie Tudor, LMSW who brings her expertise to this second of a two-part interview as we discuss: Aside from the obvious (become a foster parent) what other ways can someone become involved? What are the actual steps to becoming a foster parent? Do you have any "hacks" to make the process smoother? If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁 P.S. Here are some links to helpful resources... Fostering Hope CASA or National CASA Foster Village  DFPS info meetings
24:15
June 10, 2020
Foster Care: Myths & Realities w/Katie Tudor, LMSW [1 of 2]
EP. 128 According to current estimates, there are 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. They range in age from infants to 21 years old (in some states), but the average age of a child in foster care is more than 8 years old, and there are slightly more boys than girls. Sadly, although a the foster care system does a great deal of good...it owes its existence to family tragedy. I'm so honored to be interviewing Katie Tudor, LMSW who brings her expertise to this first of a two-part interview as we discuss: What needs to be improved in the foster care system? How can these improvements be made? What are the most common misconceptions? If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁
22:52
June 3, 2020
The 6 "C's" Of An Emotionally Healthy Child [contribution]
EP. 127 How do we prepare our kids to become their best? This is the sixth of a six-part series that will answer that question as we explore the six "C's" of an emotionally healthy child. And the sixth "C" is contribution. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁
12:53
May 27, 2020
The 6 "C's" Of An Emotionally Healthy Child [character]
EP. 126 How do we prepare our kids to become their best? This is the fifth of a six-part series that will answer that question as we explore the six "C's" of an emotionally healthy child. And the fifth "C" is character. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁
17:29
May 20, 2020
Finding The Silver Lining With "Accidental Homeschooling" (it's really more like gold) w/Andrew Pudewa
EP. 125 Interview with Andrew Pudewa...we discuss the many silver linings of "accidental homeschooling" and how parents can make the most of educating their kids at home. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁 P.S. You can't go wrong with any of IEW's curriculum, but I think the best place to start is their new "Structure and Style for Students." >>Click here for more info @ www.IEW.com/sss Also, IEW has generously compiled three weeks of FREE language arts lessons (including the SSS, grammar, vocabulary, and poetry). >>Click here for more info @ www.IEW.com/lessons2020
57:25
May 13, 2020
The 6 "C's" Of An Emotionally Healthy Child [coping]
EP. 124 How do we prepare our kids to become their best? This is the fourth of a six-part series that will answer that question as we explore the six "C's" of an emotionally healthy child. And the fourth "C" is coping. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁
17:29
May 6, 2020
The 6 "C's" Of An Emotionally Healthy Child [confidence]
EP. 123 How do we prepare our kids to become their best? This is the third of a six-part series that will answer that question as we explore the six "C's" of an emotionally healthy child. And the third "C" is confidence. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁
14:03
April 29, 2020
The 6 "C's" Of An Emotionally Healthy Child [competence]
EP. 122 How do we prepare our kids to become their best? This is the second of a six-part series that will answer that question as we explore the six "C's" of an emotionally healthy child. And the second "C" is competence. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁
17:12
April 22, 2020
The 6 "C's" Of An Emotionally Healthy Child [connection]
EP. 121 How do we prepare our kids to become their best? This is the first of a six-part series that will answer that question as we explore the six "C's" of an emotionally healthy child. And the first "C" is connection.  If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁
13:06
April 15, 2020
The 7 Building Blocks Of An Emotionally Healthy Home [creative fulfillment]
EP. 120 Every parent wants their children to be prepared for life as the best version of themselves...but how does that happen? Without the seven building blocks of an emotionally healthy home...our children won't experience the childhood they could have. And the seventh building block is creative fulfillment. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁 P.S. Click here to see Dr. George Land's eye-opening TEDx Talk.
22:58
April 8, 2020
The 7 Building Blocks Of An Emotionally Healthy Home [security]
EP. 119 Every parent wants their children to be prepared for life as the best version of themselves...but how does that happen? Without the seven building blocks of an emotionally healthy home...our children won't experience the childhood they could have. And the sixth building block is security. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁
15:01
April 1, 2020
The 7 Building Blocks Of An Emotionally Healthy Home [affection + love + empathy]
EP. 118 Every parent wants their children to be prepared for life as the best version of themselves...but how does that happen? Without the seven building blocks of an emotionally healthy home...our children won't experience the childhood they could have. And the fifth building block is affection, love, empathy. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁
16:48
March 25, 2020
The 7 Building Blocks Of An Emotionally Healthy Home [recognition & approval]
EP. 117 Every parent wants their children to be prepared for life as the best version of themselves...but how does that happen? Without the seven building blocks of an emotionally healthy home...our children won't experience the childhood they could have. And the fourth building block is recognition and approval. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁
20:42
March 18, 2020
The 7 Building Blocks Of An Emotionally Healthy Home [mastery]
EP. 116 Every parent wants their children to be prepared for life as the best version of themselves...but how does that happen? Without the seven building blocks of an emotionally healthy home...our children won't experience the childhood they could have. And the third building block is mastery. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁 P.S. You can click here to check out Ken Robinson's book, The Element...and click here to check out Malcolm Gladwell's book, Outliers.
12:11
March 11, 2020
The 7 Building Blocks Of An Emotionally Healthy Home [success]
EP. 115 Every parent wants their children to be prepared for life as the best version of themselves...but how does that happen? Without the seven building blocks of an emotionally healthy home...our children won't experience the childhood they could have. And the second building block is success (it's not what you think). If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁
17:00
March 4, 2020
The 7 Building Blocks Of An Emotionally Healthy Home [food + shelter + safety]
EP. 114 Every parent wants their children to be prepared for life as the best version of themselves...but how does that happen? Without the seven building blocks of an emotionally healthy home...our children won't experience the childhood they could have. And the first building block is food, shelter, and safety. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 😁
16:27
February 26, 2020
I Never Looked At It That Way [3 of 3]
EP. 113 I'm honored to be continuing my interview with Attila Horvath. He is the father of four, an engineer, and an author whose insights will probably cause you to respond (at least once) with, "I never looked at it that way." Our discussion goes through a wide range of topics based around parenting. In this episode we explore the importance of focusing more on what we (parents) need to re-learn than what our children need to learn...in order to bring out the best in them. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. P.S. You can click here to read Attila Horvath's, The Journey.
30:51
February 19, 2020
I Never Looked At That Way [2 of 3]
EP. 112 I'm honored to be continuing my interview with Attila Horvath. He is the father of four, an engineer, and an author whose insights will probably cause you to respond (at least once) with, "I never looked at it that way." Our discussion goes through a wide range of topics based around parenting. In this episode we explore the how we need to re-frame our children's environment to bring out the best in them. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.   P.S. You can click here to read Attila Horvath's, The Journey.
23:51
February 12, 2020
I Never Looked At It That Way [1 of 3]
EP. 111 I'm honored to be interviewing Attila Horvath for this series. He is the father of four, an engineer, and an author whose insights will probably cause you to respond (at least once) with, "I never looked at it that way." Our discussion goes through a wide range of topics based around parenting. In this episode we explore the metaphor of a child as a single note of music in the symphony of life. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.   P.S. You can click here to read Attila Horvath's, The Journey.
23:32
February 5, 2020
Love Is Revealing The Beauty Of Another Person To Themselves [9 of 9]
EP. 110 Growing into an emotionally mature adult by learning new skills to love well. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 😁 P.S. You can click here to check out Peter Scazzero’s, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.
45:35
January 29, 2020
Embracing The Gift Of Limits [8 of 9]
EP. 109 A part of us hates limits and we have difficulty accepting them. But this is part of the reason why truly grieving loss is such an indispensable part of spiritual maturity. It humbles us like little else. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 😁 P.S. You can click here to check out Peter Scazzero’s, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.
51:25
January 22, 2020
Enlarging Your Soul Through Grief And Loss [7 of 9]
EP. 108 Loss marks the place where self-knowledge and powerful transformation happen...if we have the courage to fully participate in the process. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 😁 P.S. You can click here to check out Peter Scazzero’s, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.
37:38
January 15, 2020
The Journey Through The Wall...It's Worth It! [6 of 9]
EP. 107 "Failure to understand the Wall and its nature results in great long-term pain and confusion. Receiving the gift of God in the Wall, however, transforms our lives forever." We'll dig into this quote today. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 😁 P.S. You can click here to check out Peter Scazzero’s, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.
29:58
January 8, 2020
Going Back To Go Forward [5 of 9]
EP. 106 One of the most important things we can do to move forward in our lives is to break the power of our past. Either we deal with our past...or it will deal with us. We'll spend some time on this idea in today's episode. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 😁   P.S. You can click here to check out Peter Scazzero’s, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.
26:42
January 1, 2020
Know God, Know Yourself, Know Emotionally Healthy Spirituality [4 of 9]
EP. 105 "Our wisdom consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves." --JOHN CALVIN (1509-1564) We'll explore this quote in today's episode. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 😁  P.S. You can click here to check out Peter Scazzero’s, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.
27:37
December 25, 2019
The Top 10 Symptoms Of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality [3 of 9]
EP. 104 What exactly are the indicators, or symptoms of an emotionally unhealthy spirituality? We'll explore the rest in this episode. 6. Doing for God instead of being with God. 7. Spiritualizing away conflict. 8. Covering over brokenness, weakness, and failure. 9. Living without limits. 10. Judging other people's spiritual journey.  If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 😁   P.S. You can click here to check out Peter Scazzero’s, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.
32:16
December 18, 2019
The Top 10 Symptoms Of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality [2 of 9]
EP. 103 What exactly are the indicators, or symptoms of an emotionally unhealthy spirituality? We'll explore the first five in this episode. 1. Using God to run from God. 2. Ignoring anger, sadness, and fear. 3. Dying to the wrong things. 4. Denying the impact of the past on the present. 5. Dividing life into "secular" and "sacred" compartments. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 😁  You can click here to check out Peter Scazzero’s, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.
30:22
December 11, 2019
What Is Emotionally Healthy Spirituality? [1 of 9]
EP. 102 Spirituality is one of the five dimensions of human development. In fact, each of the other four (emotional, mental, social, and physical) depend upon how well our children navigate the spiritual dimension. We'll be exploring this idea through Peter Scazzero's insightful book, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.   You can click here to check out Peter Scazzero’s, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.
23:24
December 4, 2019
What Can We Learn From Children's Books?
EP. 101 Children's books have changed over the years, and not necessarily for the better. You might be surprised by what children learn these days. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
24:48
November 27, 2019
The Power Of A Parent's Example
EP. 100 To celebrate our 100th episode, we're honored to interview Shannon Milder, a friend of mine whose amazing story is sure to inspire you with hope and encouragement...and the belief that transformation is possible through the courageous example of parents. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
42:05
November 20, 2019
Do As I Do, Not As I Say?
EP. 99 "Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example rather than his advice." --Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958) This episode will talk about the power (and importance) of a parent's example vs. their words. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
21:12
November 13, 2019
What Is A Parent's Most Important Job?
EP. 98 Since our children ultimately follow our example (not our advice) we need to carefully consider the example we are setting. Is it one that we want our children to follow? While no one's perfect, and our children don't expect us to be, what if we just took an honest look at our parenting and without guilt-tripping ourselves, addressed whatever those issues are so our children don't have to. What a difference that would make... If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.   P.S. You can click here to read the article from Psychology Today. 
20:08
November 6, 2019
Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child [12 of 12]
EP. 97 This is our final episode discussing some of the issues raised in Anthony Esolen's brilliantly insightful book, Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2010). You can click here to check it out.  Professor Esolen has managed to write one of the truest, saddest, and funniest books on education that I have read in a long time. His incisive analysis of play dates, "helicopter parenting," No Child Left Behind, video games, and political correctness (to name just a few) is so spot on that it forces you to laugh…or risk crying instead. Method 10: "Deny the transcendent" which Esolen subtitles, "Fix above the heads of men the lowest ceiling of all." If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 
18:42
October 30, 2019
Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child [11 of 12]
EP. 96 We will devote the next several episodes to discussing some of the issues raised in Anthony Esolen's brilliantly insightful book, Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2010). You can click here to check it out. Professor Esolen has managed to write one of the truest, saddest, and funniest books on education that I have read in a long time. His incisive analysis of play dates, "helicopter parenting," No Child Left Behind, video games, and political correctness (to name just a few) is so spot on that it forces you to laugh…or risk crying instead. Method 9: "Distract the child with the shallow and unreal." If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 
22:08
October 23, 2019
Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child [10 of 12]
EP. 95 We will devote the next several episodes to discussing some of the issues raised in Anthony Esolen's brilliantly insightful book, Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2010). You can click here to check it out. Professor Esolen has managed to write one of the truest, saddest, and funniest books on education that I have read in a long time. His incisive analysis of play dates, "helicopter parenting," No Child Left Behind, video games, and political correctness (to name just a few) is so spot on that it forces you to laugh…or risk crying instead. Method 8: "Level distinctions between man and woman." If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
19:45
October 16, 2019
Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child [9 of 12]
EP. 94 We will devote the next several episodes to discussing some of the issues raised in Anthony Esolen's brilliantly insightful book, Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2010). You can click here to check it out. Professor Esolen has managed to write one of the truest, saddest, and funniest books on education that I have read in a long time. His incisive analysis of play dates, "helicopter parenting," No Child Left Behind, video games, and political correctness (to name just a few) is so spot on that it forces you to laugh…or risk crying instead. Method 7: "Reduce all talk of love to narcissism and sex." If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
22:46
October 9, 2019
Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child [8 of 12]
EP. 93 We will devote the next several episodes to discussing some of the issues raised in Anthony Esolen's brilliantly insightful book, Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2010). You can click here to check it out. Professor Esolen has managed to write one of the truest, saddest, and funniest books on education that I have read in a long time. His incisive analysis of play dates, "helicopter parenting," No Child Left Behind, video games, and political correctness (to name just a few) is so spot on that it forces you to laugh…or risk crying instead. Method 6: "Cut all heroes down to size." If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
23:20
October 2, 2019
Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child [7 of 12]
EP. 92 We will devote the next several episodes to discussing some of the issues raised in Anthony Esolen's brilliantly insightful book, Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2010). You can click here to check it out. Professor Esolen has managed to write one of the truest, saddest, and funniest books on education that I have read in a long time. His incisive analysis of play dates, "helicopter parenting," No Child Left Behind, video games, and political correctness (to name just a few) is so spot on that it forces you to laugh…or risk crying instead. Method 5: "Cast aspersions on the heroic and patriotic." If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
18:50
September 25, 2019
Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child [6 of 12]
EP. 91 We will devote the next several episodes to discussing some of the issues raised in Anthony Esolen's brilliantly insightful book, Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2010). You can click here to check it out. Professor Esolen has managed to write one of the truest, saddest, and funniest books on education that I have read in a long time. His incisive analysis of play dates, "helicopter parenting," No Child Left Behind, video games, and political correctness (to name just a few) is so spot on that it forces you to laugh…or risk crying instead. Method 4: "Replace the fairy tale with political clichés  and fads." If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
16:58
September 18, 2019
Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child [5 of 12]
EP. 90 We will devote the next several episodes to discussing some of the issues raised in Anthony Esolen's brilliantly insightful book, Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2010). You can click here to check it out. Professor Esolen has managed to write one of the truest, saddest, and funniest books on education that I have read in a long time. His incisive analysis of play dates, "helicopter parenting," No Child Left Behind, video games, and political correctness (to name just a few) is so spot on that it forces you to laugh…or risk crying instead. Method 3: "Keep children away from machines and machinists." If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
20:48
September 11, 2019
Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child [4 of 12]
EP. 89 We will devote the next several episodes to discussing some of the issues raised in Anthony Esolen's brilliantly insightful book, Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2010). You can click here to check it out. Professor Esolen has managed to write one of the truest, saddest, and funniest books on education that I have read in a long time. His incisive analysis of play dates, "helicopter parenting," No Child Left Behind, video games, and political correctness (to name just a few) is so spot on that it forces you to laugh…or risk crying instead. Method 2: "Never leave children to themselves." If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
20:37
September 4, 2019
Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child [3 of 12]
EP. 88 We will devote the next several episodes to discussing some of the issues raised in Anthony Esolen's brilliantly insightful book, Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2010). You can click here to check it out. Professor Esolen has managed to write one of the truest, saddest, and funniest books on education that I have read in a long time. His incisive analysis of play dates, "helicopter parenting," No Child Left Behind, video games, and political correctness (to name just a few) is so spot on that it forces you to laugh…or risk crying instead. Method 1: "Keep your children indoors as much as possible." If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 
20:17
August 28, 2019
Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child [2 of 12]
EP. 87 We will devote the next several episodes to discussing some of the issues raised in Anthony Esolen's brilliantly insightful book, Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2010). You can click here to check it out. Professor Esolen has managed to write one of the truest, saddest, and funniest books on education that I have read in a long time. His incisive analysis of play dates, "helicopter parenting," No Child Left Behind, video games, and political correctness (to name just a few) is so spot on that it forces you to laugh…or risk crying instead. Esolen’s humorous, but elegant writing style helps the reader digest some of the book’s more tragic content, namely that the school system’s primary purpose is to standardize our children’s minds and imaginations into predictable mediocrity. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
22:47
August 21, 2019
Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child [1 of 12]
EP. 86 We will devote the next eleven episodes to discussing some of the issues raised in Anthony Esolen's brilliantly insightful book, Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination Of Your Child (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2010). You can click here to check it out. Professor Esolen has managed to write one of the truest, saddest, and funniest books on education that I have read in a long time. His incisive analysis of play dates, "helicopter parenting," No Child Left Behind, video games, and political correctness (to name just a few) is so spot on that it forces you to laugh…or risk crying instead. Esolen’s humorous, but elegant writing style helps the reader digest some of the book’s more tragic content, namely that the school system’s primary purpose is to standardize our children’s minds and imaginations into predictable mediocrity. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
19:20
August 14, 2019
How To Mess Up As A Parent? [2 of 2]
EP. 85 Sometimes it helps to look at the negative in order to get a better view of the positive. We continue with "opposite day" as we reverse engineer the best way forward. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
22:16
August 7, 2019
How To Mess Up As A Parent? [1 of 2]
EP. 84 Sometimes it helps to look at the negative in order to get a better view of the positive. Today is "opposite day" as we go backward to explore the best way forward. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
19:26
July 31, 2019
The Biggest Obstacle To Parenting
EP. 83 The biggest obstacle to parenting is both more and less than you probably think. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
19:04
July 24, 2019
Am I Even Making A Difference? [2 of 2]
EP. 82 Ever wonder if what you're doing is making a difference...any difference? *Warning: This is going to get personal as the conversation continues with a very special guest...my daughter Landry. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
18:53
July 17, 2019
Am I Even Making A Difference? [1 of 2]
Ep. 81 Ever wonder if what you're doing as a parent is making a difference...any difference? *Warning: This is going to get personal. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
16:57
July 10, 2019
The Encouragement Of Discouragement?
EP. 80 Remember that in order to be discouraged about something, you must first care a great deal about it, or the outcome. Parenting is not always an easy stroll down the rose-petaled path. But take heart because things are better than you think. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
16:19
July 3, 2019
Learning How To Learn [2 of 2]
EP. 79 If you listen to this podcast, you know that one of our main messages is how important it is for our children to develop the ability to learn how to learn in order to thrive. But many of you have asked, "What exactly do you mean by that?" The answer continues... If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
20:17
June 26, 2019
Learning How To Learn [1 of 2]
EP. 78 If you listen to this podcast, you know that one of our main messages is how important it is for our children to develop the ability to learn how to learn in order to thrive. But many of you have asked, "What exactly do you mean by that?" You asked, we'll answer. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
19:21
June 19, 2019
What Are Today's Values About "Your Story?" [5 of 5]
EP. 77 We need to be able to engage our children in the ideas of today while remaining rooted in the principles of God. But how do we do that without becoming a religious alarmist? Or a disengaged "spiritualist"? How do we help our kids find the truth? Today, we finish our series by exploring the idea of why your story matters. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
17:15
June 12, 2019
What Are Today's Values About Gender? [4 of 5]
EP. 76 We need to be able to engage our children in the ideas of today while remaining rooted in the principles of God. But how do we do that without becoming a religious alarmist? Or a disengaged "spiritualist"? How do we help our kids find the truth? Today, we explore the idea of gender. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
20:37
June 5, 2019
What Are Today's Values About Social Justice? [3 of 5]
EP. 75 We need to be able to engage our children in the ideas of today while remaining rooted in the principles of God. But how do we do that without becoming a religious alarmist? Or a disengaged "spiritualist"? How do we help our kids find the truth? This week, we explore the idea of social justice. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
27:35
May 29, 2019
What Are Today's Values About "Being Offended?" [2 of 5]
EP. 74 We need to be able to engage our children in the ideas of today while remaining rooted in the principles of God. But how do we do that without becoming a religious alarmist? Or a disengaged "spiritualist"? How do we help our kids find the truth? This week, we explore the idea of non-offensiveness. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
19:26
May 22, 2019
What Are Today's Values About Doubt? [1 of 5]
EP. 73 We need to be able to engage our children in the ideas of today while remaining rooted in the principles of God. But how do we do that without becoming a religious alarmist? Or a disengaged "spiritualist"? How do we help our kids find the truth? This week, we explore the idea of doubt. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
19:40
May 15, 2019
A Life Lesson For Our Kids
EP. 72 Academics certainly have their value...but building our child's character is so much more important. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
16:45
May 8, 2019
Every Story Needs A Beginning
EP. 71 In the words of C. S. Lewis, "You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." I'm living proof. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
23:09
May 1, 2019
What Will I Be When I Grow Up?
EP. 70 How often did you hear that question growing up? Is it even the right question to ask? If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
21:35
April 24, 2019
Three Themes Of An Intentional Family: Redemption [3 of 3]
EP. 69 The family is a redemptive community. The consequences of sin cause the family to become a place of unfulfilled promises, broken dreams, and disappointed expectations. But the power of redemption restores everything to its intended design. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. P.S. This series was inspired by Paul David Tripp's Age of Opportunity (highly recommend). You can click here to check it out!
22:45
April 17, 2019
Three Themes Of An Intentional Family: Community [2 of 3]
EP. 68 The family as a sociological community. The family is the most fundamental context in which to teach what it means to live in community. The family is our children's most important model for community.  If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
22:52
April 10, 2019
Three Themes Of An Intentional Family: Identity [1 of 3]
EP. 67 The family as a theological community. We are called to help root our children's identity in God's love for them...and to help them understand that they are called to live their story for His glory.  If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
23:20
April 3, 2019
They Grow Up So Fast
EP. 66 Take the time to enjoy the time you have with your kids…it goes faster than you think. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
20:24
March 27, 2019
When Did The State Replace Parents?
EP. 65 California recently imposed a radical new sex-ed curriculum on all K-12 public school students...without exception, and without parents having the option of removing their own children from objectionable classes. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  P.S. According to the California Department of Education (CDE), the following resources are all part of their sex-ed curriculum. They recommend this book for K-3rd grade; this book for boys as young as nine; and this book for high school. And here is my book on the state of our educational system, Un-American Education: The over-schooling and under-educating of America.
23:23
March 20, 2019
Are We Having Fun Yet?
EP. 64 We'll be talking about how social relationships play a significant role in a child's sense of overall happiness. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
19:23
March 13, 2019
Is There Hope For Special Needs Families? Yes. There. Is. [3 of 3]
EP. 63 There is more hope than ever before for families with special needs children! Listen to this episode and find out why...the conversation continues. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  P.S. I promised to give you a link to my book and you can click here to check it out.
16:01
March 6, 2019
Is There Hope For Special Needs Families? Yes. There. Is. [2 of 3]
EP. 62 There is more hope than ever before for families with special needs children! Listen to this episode and find out why...the conversation continues. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
22:38
February 27, 2019
Is There Hope For Special Needs Families? Yes. There. Is. [1 of 3]
EP. 61 There is more hope than ever before for families with special needs children! Listen to this episode and find out why. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.   P.S. You can click here to check out my book, Real Hope For Special Needs Families: How the brain works and why that's great news for your kids.
20:09
February 20, 2019
Parents Really Do Know Best
EP. 60 Why there is more hope for our kids than ever before. We'll explore the power of intentionality in this episode. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.   P.S. This is link I promised, click here for Kristine Barnett's inspiring book, The Spark: A mother's story of nurturing, genius, and Autism.
18:55
February 13, 2019
Are We Educating Our Children Intentionally...Or By Default?
EP. 59 Helping our children become their best through intention...not by default. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
22:11
February 6, 2019
Who Will Decide Your Children's Future?
EP. 58 Now that school's out, it's time to take a breath and consider what you want your children's future to look like. After all, you are the number one expert on your own kids.  If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.   P.S. You can click here if you'd like to check out my book referenced in this episode, Un-American Education: The over-schooling and under-educating of America.
20:04
January 30, 2019
Do You Have A Hard Time With Time-Management?
EP. 57 Almost every parent struggles with time-management...but not for the reason you probably think. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.   P.S. You can click here for the goal template I promised.
23:46
January 23, 2019
Is Bubbling In Circles On Scantrons The Same As Learning? [2 of 2]
EP. 56 Standardized testing is not only a useless metric of learning, it also damages the way our kids experience education. The conversation continues... If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
24:12
January 16, 2019
Is Bubbling In Circles On Scantrons The Same As Learning? [1 of 2]
EP. 55 Standardized testing is not only a useless metric of learning, it also damages the way our kids think experience education. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
23:29
January 9, 2019
The School Of Wisdom? [2 of 2]
EP. 54 Google has expanded our ability to acquire knowledge at an exponential rate. The same cannot be said for wisdom. We'll continue exploring this idea further... If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 
17:40
January 2, 2019
The School Of Wisdom? [1 of 2]
EP. 53 Google has expanded our ability to acquire knowledge at an exponential rate. The same cannot be said for wisdom. This episode will explore this idea further... If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 
15:37
December 26, 2018
The Cliche Of Graduation? [3 of 3]
EP. 52 Imagine you could go back in time to your high school graduation. What would you say to yourself and your classmates if you knew then what you know now? In this episode, we'll finish the conversation... If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 
22:03
December 19, 2018
The Cliche Of Graduation? [2 of 3]
EP. 51 We'll continue taking a closer look at the graduation myths that we still believe. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
26:45
December 12, 2018
The Cliche Of Graduation? [1 of 3]
EP. 50 As you already know from previous podcasts, I'm very pro-doing whatever you need to do to pursue wherever your passion + skillset merge. Inspired by Paul Graham, this episode will take a closer look at the graduation myths that we still believe. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
22:45
December 5, 2018
Thoughts Of A Former Teacher [2 of 2]
EP. 49 A question that I was recently asked, "what did I learn from being a teacher for 14 years?" inspired this episode which will continue answering that question. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.
21:17
November 28, 2018
Thoughts Of A Former Teacher [1 of 2]
EP. 48 People have asked, "what did I learn from being a teacher for 14 years?" ...this episode will explore that question. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.
20:57
November 21, 2018
Will Robots Replace The Family? (just kidding...sort of)
EP. 47 While I don't think that robots will actually replace the family, technology has definitely gained an unhealthy foothold, and it's only going to get worse unless we become more intentionally engaged with our spouses and children. I'm not anti-technology, but I am pro-human. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. P.S. Here are the links I promised... Bowling Alone by Robert D. Putnam Alone Together by Sherry Turkle 
22:37
November 14, 2018
The Legacy Of An Emotionally Safe Home
EP. 46 Every parent wants to leave a legacy for their children...we'll talk about the WHAT and the HOW in this episode.  If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.
27:52
November 7, 2018
The Forgotten Ones?
EP. 45 The tragedy of our foster care system is a sobering reality and this episode will discuss two key observations... The foster care system and the people who work inside it, the parents, and especially the children...desperately need our prayers and and anything that we can do to support them. This situation demonstrates in painful, agonizing detail the importance of becoming the parents that God intends us to be...which ultimately means that we are willing to deal with any wounds from our past that could prevent us from helping our kids experience their best life. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. P.S. Here is the link I promised you to the National Foster Youth Institute (NFYI). 
22:47
October 31, 2018
Why Do We Love Superheroes? [2 of 2]
EP. 44 What does our love for superheroes say about our cultural values and ideals...and what in the world does this have to do with parenting? In today's episode, we'll continue digging into this... If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.
22:27
October 24, 2018
Why Do We Love Superheroes? [1 of 2]
EP. 43 What does our love for superheroes say about our cultural values and ideals...and what in the world does this have to do with parenting? We'll dig into that in this episode... If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.
19:56
October 17, 2018
The "Fatherless" Family? [2 of 2]
EP. 42 HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862) | "There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." Thoreau is saying here that people typically address a problem by focusing on the "branches" while ignoring the "root." So...this episode is going focus on the roots of the problem, how they have damaged the family unit, and what to do about it. We need to remember that Fatherhood + Motherhood is absolutely critical to creating an emotionally safe environment in which children can thrive.   If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. P.S. You can click here for Fathered By God: Learning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You (2009) by John Eldredge
23:44
October 10, 2018
The "Fatherless" Family? [1 of 2]
EP. 41 HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862) | "There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." Thoreau is saying here that people typically address a problem by focusing on the "branches" while ignoring the "root." So...this episode is going focus on what the root of the problem really is...and how it has damaged the family unit. We need to remember that Fatherhood + Motherhood is absolutely critical to creating an emotionally safe environment in which children can thrive.  If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. P.S. Click here for Fathered By God: Learning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You (2009) by John Eldredge
26:17
October 3, 2018
Are You Homeschool Curious?
EP. 40 According to the most recent findings issued by the U.S. Department of Education (2016), approximately 1,770,000 students are homeschooled in the United States, or 3.4% of the school-age population. The National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) reports that between 2012 and 2016, the number of homeschooled children grew by 25% or more. Why? And should you consider this as a possible alternative? If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.
23:38
September 26, 2018
Is College Worth It?
EP. 39 In response to many of your questions, this episode will take a deeper look at college...does everyone need to go? Is it worth it? What are the alternatives? If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.
25:15
September 19, 2018
Scarred For Life, Or Scarred FOR Life?
EP. 38 How do we deal with our wounds so that our children won't have to? How does healing from our wounds change everything about our parenting? These are just a few of the questions we'll be tackling in this episode. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.
27:49
September 12, 2018
Secure Parents Create Safe Environments [3 of 3]
EP. 37 The third of a three-part conversation...this episode will finish exploring what it means to be our children's gatekeeper and what that has to do with creating a safe environment they will thrive in. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
24:06
September 5, 2018
Secure Parents Create Safe Environments [2 of 3]
EP. 36 The second of a three-part conversation...this episode continues to explore what it means to be our children's gatekeeper and what that has to do with creating a safe environment they will thrive in. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
29:23
August 29, 2018
Secure Parents Create Safe Environments [1 of 3]
EP. 35 The first of a three-part conversation...this episode explores what it means to be our children's gatekeeper and what that has to do with creating a safe environment they will thrive in. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
29:24
August 22, 2018
How To Talk To Your Kids In The Language Of Personality [3 of 3]
EP. 34 The conclusion of our three-part conversation on identity and confidence. While the complexity of human beings will never fit neatly into four categories, there are endless degrees of variation within each of the personality types. It’s really just the starting point for discovering who we are. If this sounds a bit confusing, perhaps it would be easier to think of the personality types as a "language." Therefore, the more "fluent" a parent becomes in their child’s "language", the better they will communicate.   If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.   P.S. Recommended resource: click here for Grooming The Next Generation For Success (2009) by Dani Johnson.
24:44
August 15, 2018
How To Talk To Your Kids In The Language Of Personality [2 of 3]
EP. 33 We continue the conversation on identity and confidence. While the complexity of human beings will never fit neatly into four categories, there are endless degrees of variation within each of the personality types. It’s really just the starting point for discovering who we are. If this sounds a bit confusing, perhaps it might be easier to think of the personality types as a "language." Therefore, the more "fluent" a parent becomes in their child’s "language", the better they will communicate. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.   P.S. Recommended resource: click here for Grooming The Next Generation For Success (2009) by Dani Johnson.
27:35
August 8, 2018
How To Talk To Your Kids In The Language Of Personality [1 of 3]
EP. 32 Knowing our identity is the primary source of our confidence and while the complexity of human beings will never fit neatly into four categories, there are endless degrees of variation within each of the personality types. It’s really just the starting point for discovering who we are. If this sounds a bit confusing, perhaps it might be easier to think of the personality types as a "language." Therefore, the more "fluent" a parent becomes in their child’s "language", the better they will communicate. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.   P.S. Recommended resource: click here for Grooming The Next Generation For Success (2009) by Dani Johnson.
27:04
August 1, 2018
The End Of Creativity? [2 of 2]
EP. 31 In this episode, we continue the conversation on creativity...which poses some rather interesting questions. Where does creativity come from? Are we born with it, or is it learned? And if it is learned, then how is it learned? If you haven't already, be sure to click here and download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. 
25:59
July 25, 2018
The End Of Creativity? [1 of 2]
EP. 30 According to scientific research, attending public school is the best way to destroy the creative genius of children. If that sounds like clickbait, I would encourage you to continue listening to this episode and decide for yourself. Exploring the idea of creativity poses some rather interesting questions. Where does creativity come from? Are we born with it, or is it learned? And if it is learned, then how is it learned? If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you. P.S. You can click here to check out Dr. George Land's insightful TEDx Talk.
25:38
July 18, 2018
What Is Your "Why"?
EP. 29 We all want to be the best parents we can be...but what does that really look like? How do we measure our progress? It all starts with knowing your "Why." If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 
24:56
July 11, 2018
Are You A Lawnmower Parent?
EP. 28 We all want to be the best parents we can be. That's a given. So how do we know if what we're doing is really helping our children be their best? What if we're unintentionally doing things that will actually prevent them from thriving in our homes and when they enter the world on their own? We'll be answering these questions and more in this episode.  If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 
22:54
July 4, 2018
What Is Fatherhood? [2 of 2]
EP. 27 Today's society seems to take particular pleasure in bashing parents, especially fathers. I'm NOT defending men who act dishonorably, but I do want to speak up for those who are doing their best to be good husbands and fathers. We can only do the best we can with what we know...but what if we knew more...what if we knew better? The conversation continues... If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you.  P.S. There is no better resource than the encouraging wisdom of John Eldredge. You can click here for Fathered By God and here for Wild At Heart.
23:14
June 27, 2018
What Is Fatherhood? [1 of 2]
EP. 26 Today's society seems to take particular pleasure in bashing parents, especially fathers. I'm NOT defending men who act dishonorably, but I do want to speak up for those who are doing their best to be good husbands and fathers. We can only do the best we can with what we know...but what if we knew more...what if we knew better? Those are just some of the questions this episode will answer. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you.  P.S. There is no better resource than the encouraging wisdom of John Eldredge. You can click here for Fathered By God and here for Wild At Heart.
22:08
June 20, 2018
Is Technology Killing Us? [4 of 4]
EP. 25 This is the fourth and final episode of the series in which we explore how technology is contributing to our collective loss of personal meaning and how we can re-enter our story and live epic, heroic lives. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you.  
22:49
June 13, 2018
Is Technology Killing Us? [3 of 4]
EP. 24 This episode is not an anti-tech rant. Technology is neither good nor bad. It's just a tool. To be perfectly honest, I rather enjoy many of its benefits. But, not all is sunshine and lollipops. This series will examine the darker side, and will discuss some key principles to help our children be able to use technology...and avoid being used by it. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you.  
25:53
June 6, 2018
Is Technology Killing Us? [2 of 4]
EP. 23 This episode is not an anti-tech rant. Technology is neither good nor bad. It's just a tool. To be perfectly honest, I rather enjoy many of its benefits. But, not all is sunshine and lollipops. This series will examine the darker side, and will discuss some key principles to help our children be able to use technology...and avoid being used by it. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you.  
28:41
May 30, 2018
Is Technology Killing Us? [1 of 4]
EP. 22 This episode is not an anti-tech rant. Technology is neither good nor bad. It's just a tool. To be perfectly honest, I rather enjoy many of its benefits. But, not all is sunshine and lollipops. This series will examine the darker side, and will discuss some key principles to help our children be able to use technology...and avoid being used by it. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you.  
25:22
May 23, 2018
The Blueprint For Building An Emotionally Safe Home [2 of 2]
EP. 21 This episode continues to delve deeper into the "How" (i.e. the blueprint) in order to create a home that is emotionally safe. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
29:08
May 16, 2018
The Blueprint For Building An Emotionally Safe Home [1 of 2]
EP. 20 Before listening to this episode, you might want to listen to Ep. 02: Building An Emotionally Safe Home, (if you haven't already) as we are expanding on this idea in today's episode where we'll be talking about the "How" (i.e. the blueprint) to build an emotionally safe home. If you haven’t already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.
30:32
May 9, 2018
What You Don't Know About How School Really Works [3 of 3]
EP. 19 After leaving the wreckage of the school system behind, we need to embrace a new paradigm. But what would this new paradigm look like? That's the topic of this week's episode. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
21:57
May 2, 2018
What You Don't Know About How School Really Works [2 of 3]
EP. 18 After leaving the wreckage of the school system behind, we need to embrace a new paradigm by learning to enjoy the process of true learning and growth in order to step into our highest potential. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
32:04
April 25, 2018
What You Don't Know About How School Really Works [1 of 3]
EP. 17 There's A LOT that most people don't know about how the school system really works...because the incalculable damage it has done to the young men and women who have graduated from its institutions is seldom discussed. This isn't a "soapbox" rant on the evils of the school system...BUT it doesn't help to pretend that the problems don't exist either. You'll probably never look at school the same way again. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
22:03
April 18, 2018
Mentoring Your Kids Into Excellence [2 of 2]
EP. 16 Identifying the source of a problem is an important first step. But it's not enough. The ideas behind the problem must also be removed to prevent them from interfering with your success as a parent. But even that's not enough. We also need to know what to replace those ideas with in order to help our children become the best version of themselves. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
21:34
April 11, 2018
Mentoring Your Kids Into Excellence [1 of 2]
EP. 15 Identifying the source of a problem is an important first step. But it's not enough. The ideas behind the problem must also be removed to prevent them from interfering with your success as a parent. But even that's not enough. We also need to know what to replace those ideas with in order to help our children become the best version of themselves. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.  
22:47
April 4, 2018
De-schooling Our Thinking About How Education Really Works [2 of 2]
EP. 14 Once you realize how much our ideas about education and parenting have been shaped by the school system...what's next? It's like when you go to the dentist, you don't want them to just "identify" the cavity...you want them to fill it. In this episode we'll continue the conversation into how to scrub those lessons from your mind so they no longer interfere with your thinking or your confidence. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.
31:51
March 28, 2018
De-schooling Our Thinking About How Education Really Works [1 of 2]
EP. 13 Once you realize how much our ideas about education and parenting have been shaped by the school system...what's next? It's like when you go to the dentist, you don't want them to just "identify" the cavity...you want them to fill it. In this episode we'll start digging into how to scrub those lessons from your mind so they no longer interfere with your thinking, or your confidence. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you.
24:30
March 21, 2018
Lessons You Never Knew You Learned In School [3 of 3]
EP. 12 We conclude our three-part conversation on the lessons you never knew you learned in school and how those lessons shaped the things you believe about both education and parenting. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you!
28:59
March 14, 2018
Lessons You Never Knew You Learned In School [2 of 3]
EP. 11 The conversation continues as we examine the lessons you never knew you learned in school and how those lessons shaped the things you believe about both education and parenting. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you!
26:34
March 7, 2018
Lessons You Never Knew You Learned In School [1 of 3]
EP. 10 You might be surprised by what you really learned in school...especially since you probably had no idea you were learning this... If you haven't already, be sure to click here and download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you!
34:05
February 28, 2018
How The Truth Obliterates Fear
EP. 09 Once you know the truth, there is no place for fear to live. But what are we supposed to do moving forward? That's the topic of today's episode. If you haven't already, be sure to click here and download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you!
29:13
February 21, 2018
The Top 2 Fears Of Every Parent
EP. 08 It is really ironic that the top two fears that every parent has...are actually their greatest strengths. I think you'll be encouraged as we explore this in greater detail. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you!
37:38
February 14, 2018
A Father's Gift
EP. 07 This episode is in honor of my dad, Donald Hagadorn, who died 22 March 2017. He is the strongest, most courageous man I've ever known and I still miss him every day. I'm just going to be as transparent as I can in sharing some of the most important things I learned from him. If you haven't already, be sure to click here to get your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home! [Originally published March 22]
26:01
February 7, 2018
Were You Schooled With Limiting Beliefs?
EP. 06 Where do our beliefs come from? It might surprise you to know that school is one of the most powerful influences in developing our beliefs. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you!
30:44
January 31, 2018
The Power Of Belief
EP. 05 Today's episode addresses belief systems and the role they play in our parenting. As the "operating" system of our hearts and minds, it is critical that we make sure it remains aligned with truth so that our kids can thrive in an emotionally safe environment. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you!
41:41
January 24, 2018
Where It All Starts...Emotional Safety
EP. 04 Now that you know a little more about our journey, let's start by talking about where yours begins. One of the simplest, truest, and hardest lessons we have learned so far is that as parents...our ceiling should be our children's floor. But how do you give your kids an emotionally safe environment where they can express their feelings, build resiliency, and become self-aware. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you!
36:48
January 17, 2018
The Journey Of 365
EP. 03 For 365 days, you have been invited into our experiment. We are committed to walking alongside YOUR journey as your personal outfitters, guides, and allies. Every day…every step of the way. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Healthy Home as our gift to you!
47:59
January 10, 2018
Building An Emotionally Healthy Home
EP. 02 Our number one goal is to provide you with tools and resources for the hardest job you'll ever love...Parenting. We believe YOU are the number one expert on your own kids and are the best person for building up and preparing your kid(s) for life. But you're not in this alone! This podcast is packed with time-tested principles to help you create an emotionally healthy home that will help your children thrive as the best version of themselves. If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 
34:46
January 3, 2018
Four Steps To An Emotionally Healthy Holiday Season
EP. 01 Welcome to our first Podcast! We know that the holidays are a beautiful time of the year, but for some they can be very emotionally difficult. My amazing wife Vicki, a certified Grief Recovery Specialist of 16 years, and who has taken hundreds of people through this incredible program, will be sharing some great tools to help you navigate the holidays. Don't survive the holiday season...THRIVE. And know that you are not alone! If you haven't already, click here to download your FREE eBook, Building an Emotionally Safe Home as our gift to you. 
40:56
December 20, 2017