When Jesse and I were talking about what topic to tackle for this week’s episode, I said something to the affect of, “Well, I’ve gone on almost 60 other podcasts, radio shows, and TV shows talking about Love-Centered Parenting, but I’ve yet to really dive into the topic on my own podcast. Maybe that would be a good topic for this week’s episode??
If you’ve been considering getting a copy of my new book, Love-Centered Parenting, but you’ve wondered if it would be a fit for you, be sure to listen in to this week’s episode. I share more about how often guilt and stress as burdens comes from misunderstanding what our job is as a parent. I also dive into the main meat of the book and talk about the four choices I believe every parent should make — to lean in and love, listen well, lead with humility, and let go.
We also talk about how our Emergency Fund has been such a blessing recently, how we saved a lot of money on replacing our HVAC units, and a class I recently finished taking.
In This Episode:[00:33] We are chatting all about Love-Centered Parenting today! [01:51] Having an Emergency Fund is saving our lives this week. [04:39] Getting a second quote saved us, too, since it was significantly less than the first one. [06:33] Jesse is still reading the same book as last week. I’ve been going through The Bible Project seminary class on Heaven and Earth and it has been so good. [10:17] We’re digging deep into the content of Love-Centered Parenting today. [11:55] We cannot save our kids so we need to stop carrying that burden around. [13:08] It is not our job as parents to make our kids make good choices. [14:10] The four choices parents should make and the entire premise of the book. [15:01] Jesse’s thoughts on “leaning in and loving.” [17:07] Is there pride, fear, or selfishness at the root of your reaction to your kids’ behavior? [18:25] Why you need to listen well. [21:26] Finding the root cause of behavior is very important. [22:49] It’s also important to lead with humility. [25:51] Last but not least, we have to just let go. [27:31] Why this really is the no-fail guide to parenting.
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