10: Protecting our schedules as we re-enter from COVID!
The Parenting Stuff Podcast wants to encourage you to intentionally re-enter your schedule after COVID. Don't allow your schedule to dominate your life. Your schedule will either control you or be controlled by you. In this episode we dive into what conversations about intentionally engaging the important parts of our schedule as parents. -- Let us know what you think! -- Email us your parenting questions at email@example.com
June 28, 2021
9: Money Conversations with Kids (part 2)
The Parenting Stuff Podcast wants to give you tools to talk about money a bit better with your kids. Studies show that money habits are formed by 7 years old! This episode we dive into what conversations about finances are important for parents. -- Let us know what you think! -- Email us your parenting questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 11, 2021
8: Money Conversations with Kids (part 1)
The stimulus gives us a tremendous ability to talk about money with our kids. Studies show that money habits are formed by 7 years old! This episode we dive into why conversations about finances are important for parents to have. -- Let us know what you think! -- Email us your parenting questions at email@example.com
March 11, 2021
7: Modeling Unity
How do we as parents model unity? - Allowing second chances. - Unity cannot be accomplished if people come at each other with power. - Unity can’t be the goal, but unity is the byproduct of our unconditional love for each other… we need to give each other space and room to grow. - Model humility because we understand we aren’t perfect. o Kids know parents are not perfect. § Practice ability to admit wrongs or mistakes. § Apologize because our kids know we are not perfect! What is the challenge for family unity? - Conflict: o It’s everywhere, but we can prepare our family for how to navigate conflicts. o We should pre-empt off-limits conversations if they can’t be managed well. - Power: o Power sees another’s weakness and attacks, but unconditional love sees each other’s needs and still serves. o Humility allows us to listen to other perspectives. Human nature seeks to attack different perspectives. o Opportunity to model love, grace, and mercy within our adult relationships. o When we try to gain power by putting the other spouse down, we risk pushing our children away. - Tribalism: o Humans naturally align with people that make us feel safe. o When we are exposed to opposing ideas or have to see people who have hurt us, that stirs up emotion. o We need to recognize that we may still be processing through wounds. Be honest about those hurts. What are the challenges as we work this out in the body of Christ? - Diversity: o Do I have a diverse circle of friends or are all of my friends only agree with me? o If we only agree with people that believe the same thing we do, how can we share the gospel? How can we grow spiritually? (spoiler alert – Pastor Bryan calls people cowards!) - Social media: o Phones are destroying our ability to engage in healthy, productive, discipling conversations because we are trying to correct other people’s thinking on social media. o We should filter posts by asking: § Is this Helpful? § Will it bring Healing? § Can it hurt people? How can unity in the church impact the body of Christ? - Lack of unity will kill our ability to evangelize if we do not have unity within the church. - John 13:34-35 – Love for OTHER CHRISTIANS - John 17 – Jesus says Christian unity proves He is who he said he was. How do we repair the damage that has been done? - Start reconnecting with Jesus followers that COVID who have accidentally or intentionally walked away from us. - Start reconciliation with Jesus followers for relationships that have broken. - Begin to reach beyond your normal circle of friends to help model unity and love in your home. We need to initiate relationships: 1) Ask God to let the love of Jesus to compel me to fix the relationships. 2) Ask God for the courage to fix it. Jesus pursued us. We will need to repent. Apologize and be the first to engage.
February 02, 2021
6: Moments of 2019 - Hindsight in 2020.
2019 was a HUGE year for culture in teenagers, and in this episode of the Parenting Stuff Podcast, we're taking a look! In our conversation, we talk about everything from politics, the college admission scandal, students rallying for to fight gun violence, the climate crisis, and much more. We hope we've prompted some ideas for parents to begin a conversations with their teenagers about the big events of 2019. --- Show Notes: Talking Points, North Point Community Church - https://northpoint.org/messages/talking-points/one-is-the-win Lori Loughlin, husband's college admissions scandal trial targeted for October - https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2020/01/30/lori-loughlin-mossimo-giannulli-targeted-college-admissions-scandal-first-trial/4619105002/ ‘Our friends are dying, so we march’: Students rally to fight gun violence - https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/our-friends-are-dying-so-we-march-students-rally-to-fight-gun-violence/2019/03/14/f86cce94-4692-11e9-aaf8-4512a6fe3439_story.html Greta Thunberg - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Thunberg Lil Dicky - Earth (Official Music Video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvuN_WvF1to&feature=youtu.be --- There is SO MUCH to learn, together! -- Let us know what you think! -- Email us your parenting questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 08, 2020
5: Freedom to Fail - Failure might not have to be so painful.
When we think about failure, we tend to focus on the consequences, the damage, the negative side of the topic. In our conversation, we talk about the value of letting teenagers fail sometimes, teaching them to learn from their failure, and modeling failure well for them. These reframing strategies can help us capitalize on the positive parts failure. --- Show Notes: How to help your kids deal with failure - https://fulleryouthinstitute.org/articles/failure --- There is SO MUCH to learn, together! -- Let us know what you think! -- Email us your parenting questions at email@example.com
February 01, 2020
Decoding Culture Episode 1: TikTok - Your teens are probably on it, so you should probably know about it!
This is an episode of Decoding Culture, which is a sister podcast to Parenting Stuff. Through Decoding Culture, we want to give people that care for teenagers the tools to have conversations and ask questions about the technology, social media, internet trends, movies, music, video games, pop culture, and other things that are a part of the life of your teenager so that you can better care for them. On this episode, Sam and Chris talk about TikTok which is a social media platform that is gaining a lot of momentum and is expected to become even more popular in the near future. In our conversation, we talk about our interaction with the platform, what TikTok actually is, why a parent might want to know that their teenager is using it, and go over some questions that you can use to begin a conversation with your teenager about TikTok. Sam also sits down with Eryn, a real live teenager, to talk about TikTok from her perspective. There is SO MUCH to learn, together! -- Let us know what you think! -- Email us your parenting questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
January 25, 2020
4: Stress - It's different from Anxiety.
Our society is under constant stress and our kids are feeling it. Stress can be a motivator but it can also paralyze us. Join the conversation as we try to help you think through ways to help identify stress and manage it well. --- Show Notes: 1 in 4 Teens Too Scared to Drive - https://www.thezebra.com/resources/research/teen-driving-fears Teens Stressed Over Summer - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/11/stress-teens-psychological/5266739/ Managing Stress for a Healthy Family - https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/managing-stress Hurt 2.0 - buy the book Sleep and smart phones - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/analysis-teens-are-sleeping-less-why-smartphones Other Resources on Stress - http://media.focusonthefamily.com/topicinfo/stress.pdf --- There is SO MUCH to learn, together! -- Let us know what you think! -- Email us your parenting questions at email@example.com
January 18, 2020
3: Surviving the Holidays
We've come through Thanksgiving and we are headed to Christmas and the trauma from Thanksgiving is still fresh! --- Join Bryan, Chris, Jake, Tim and Wayne in thoughtful ideas on not only surviving but thriving during the holidays! There is SO MUCH to learn, together! -- Let us know what you think! -- Email us your parenting questions at firstname.lastname@example.org --- Show Notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZKg6N10OBo -- What If We Saw Everything As The Gift https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/30/health/norway-koselig-hygge-cozy-nature-chasing-life-wisdom-project
December 07, 2019
1: Parenting... manual not included!
Chris, Jake, Tim and Wayne share why they feel intentional parenting conversations are very important. Here are some of the highlights from this podcast. // Tell your kids, "I LIKE you!" - A great resource to help your child know they are loved is 5 Love Languages // Youth workers are a small part of kid's lives - we want to help make parents the rock star! // Helping parents create a framework to create competent adults. // Strive to be present with our kids. // And as much as we've learned... we need each other. There is SO MUCH more to learn, together! -- And we also learned that Jake watches Bluebloods... probably too much! -- Email us your parenting questions at email@example.com
September 28, 2019
Parenting Stuff Podcast - Trailer
Parenting is not for cowards! We know there is no way to know EVERYTHING there is to know about parenting. We want to help come along side you as parents to help you be the rock-star in the eyes of your child. Have questions for our team? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and join the conversation as we help parents know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
September 27, 2019
First episode is coming!
So excited to have our first episode on the way! See it here on September 28.
September 12, 2019