Sometimes, in the midst of difficult parenting moments, it’s hard to pull back and gain perspective. So what can we do to equip ourselves to give our best to our kids in the hardest moments?
Reverend Kim Meyers, Pastor of Family Ministry and Community Outreach at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, has sought answers to this question. Her search, combined with her experience as a mother of two, has resulted in a brand new book, titled Parenting With Perspective. She explores not only practical parenting techniques, but ways for parents to care for themselves so that they’re ready for the challenges that inevitably come.
Let this conversation encourage and inspire you to see the bigger picture in your family!
Find our more about Kim at kimmeyers.org
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How To Raise A Boy with Dr. Michael Reichert
45:27It's easy for parents of a boy to reason that their number one job is to turn him into a good man. And while the heart behind that sentiment is pure, it can lead to approaches that are less than helpful in achieving that goal. We carry with us the way we were raised, and what we see presented culturally and historically as the journey from boyhood to manhood. While some of these methods are good and right, others are ineffective or even hurtful. This conundrum called out to Dr. Michael Reichert, our guest today. He has spent over 35 years researching the things that allow boys to flourish in their families, schools and communities, all while applying his findings in his clinical practice and several published books. He brings those findings and his experience to us today to help us understand the deep connection that is required to raise boys well.
Middle School Matters with Phyllis Fagell
38:51Adolescence is a strange, wonderful journey. We get to watch our children begin their journey into adulthood, with all the pitfalls and joys that accompany it. Middle school is an especially pivotal time, when our kids start to form their own identities and beliefs - and when we as parents see our role begin to change in their lives as well. Our guest today, Phyllis Fagell, has taken a particular interest in this age group. In addition to her work as the school counselor for Sheridan School in Washington, D.C., Phyllis provides therapy to children, teens and adults in private practice at the Chrysalis Group, Inc. and is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post. She saw a gap in the current parenting conversations, often lumping middle schoolers in with either their younger elementary school or older high school counterparts. This led her to author an incredibly insightful book, titled Middle School Matters. This conversation is honest, humble, and hugely helpful for those of us parenting, or about to parent, this precious phase of life. Find our more about Phyllis Fagell at her website, phyllisfagell.com
Parenting With Perspective with Rev. Kim Meyers
37:34Sometimes, in the midst of difficult parenting moments, it’s hard to pull back and gain perspective. So what can we do to equip ourselves to give our best to our kids in the hardest moments? Reverend Kim Meyers, Pastor of Family Ministry and Community Outreach at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, has sought answers to this question. Her search, combined with her experience as a mother of two, has resulted in a brand new book, titled Parenting With Perspective. She explores not only practical parenting techniques, but ways for parents to care for themselves so that they’re ready for the challenges that inevitably come. Let this conversation encourage and inspire you to see the bigger picture in your family! Find our more about Kim at kimmeyers.org
Rising Above The Negative Behavior To Find Our Root Of Compassion
42:50As our hosts discussed amongst themselves what they hoped for Season 2, a theme emerged; how do we navigate stress, conflict, and anxiety? Even though they look different in each of our stories, these realities are universal to the human experience. So if we can't avoid these challenges, how do we handle them well? Both personally, and for our families? They thought it best to turn the mics on and share this discussion with the entire Parenting For The Present family.
How To Raise An Adult with Julie Lythcott-Haims
38:25Invariably, we all want what is best for our children. As parents, we would give anything for them to be happy, successful, and fulfilled. But that eagerness to give them the world can create problems. If we move from being a teacher and advocate to something more, we run the risk of stripping them of the opportunity to learn and grow into the fullness of who they could be. This conundrum fascinates Julie Lythcott-Haims, compelling her to help parents raise healthy, self-sufficient kids. She is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult which gave rise to a popular TED Talk. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. Her third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, has been called a “groundbreakingly frank” guide to adulthood. This episode is full of both helpful advice and touching stories, both of which are sure to inspire you on your parenting journey.
Enneagram Parenting with Joey Schewee
44:12Welcome to Season 2 of Parenting For The Present! We're back to continue the conversation on how to be a proactive parent. We're all looking for tools and wisdom that will help us on our parenting journey; our good friend Joey Schewee joins us today to share something that has shaped not only her parenting, but her marriage and professional life as well. As an Enneagram 8 who has been a student of the Enneagram for twenty five years, Joey has seen the profound effect this tool can have on families. She and her husband, Billy, have a genuine passion for teaching the Enneagram and have used their parenting experience to create an intuitive Enneagram & Parenting curriculum for families seeking to benefit from this ancient wisdom. Whether you know your Enneagram number, or have never heard the word "Enneagram," there is knowledge and encouragement in this episode for you!
Season 2 Premieres Monday, October 11!
1:32Get ready! Season 2 premieres this coming Monday, October 11. This season, Early, Matthew and Andy ask the question, “What are the virtues of proactive families?” With each guest, they build the case for a virtue through parenting for the present. Listen and learn with them as, together, they dig deep into the powerful practices of experts and friends along the way. You won't want to miss it - subscribe now!
Season 2 Coming Soon!
2:56We're taking a bit of a break for the summer as we prepare for Season 2 - give this trailer a quick listen to hear how it's all coming together, and when we'll be premiering the first episode of the new season!
Behind The Curtain: A Look Ahead To Season 2
35:11After a fantastic first year of our podcast, we thought it was time to take a look back with appreciation, and a look ahead with anticipation. Up to this point, all of our conversations about the direction of the show have been away from the microphone - but no more. Today, come sit at our table as we hash out what Season 2 of Parenting For The Present might hold.
Prep Matters with Ned Johnson
42:51When it comes to standardized tests for our kids, preparations matters - just maybe not in the way you think. Ned Johnson, an expert on such preparation, doesn't just focus on the material; he addresses stress reduction, anxiety management, and intrinsic motivation. He reveals how grade hunting doesn't prepare our kids for adulthood near as well as developing their own passionate pursuits, and has the science to back it up. Ned's clear, thoughtful approach to parenting is sure to be a gift to you and your family.