122. Love-Centered Parenting
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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.
Links and Resources:
- The Bible Project
- Love-Centered Parenting
- 10 Days to Be a Happier Mom
- Sign up for the Hot Deals Email List
- My Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!)
- Have feedback on the show or suggestions for future episodes or topics? Send me an email: [email protected]
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