Here is what we focus on as parents:
Key Traits: (as a parent, we strive to have or pursue these characteristics)
1: Adaptable: Being focused on the outcome and not the method to get there.
2: Understanding: A willingness to look at situation from different directions to understand what might be motivating behavior.
3: Resolute: Not being influenced by others who might be intimidated by a purposeful style of parenting.
4. Interdependent: Strive to find other parents who share complementary values and goals.
Critical Actions: (Repeated behaviors of a parent who adopts this style)
1: Learn: I acquire knowledge on parenting, relationships, culture, and other disciplines. I change my behavior based on that knowledge and communicate the impact of this change to benefit my family and others.
2: Interact: I am an active part in my kid’s life, helping to influence the environment & peer group that will shape my children vs attempting to shape them directly. I listen and I guide when appropriate.
3: Model: My children will model my behavior and my cultural norms and those of the people with whom I associate. I must provide a good example both physically and philosophically. I own my actions. I should acknowledge achievements. I should also explain and apologize when I am incorrect.
What you, gentle reader (or listener), can expect:
The contents of the podcast is something we are putting together mainly for the benefit of our children. It is updated on an ongoing basis. We do recognize that is may be useful, if not mildly entertaining, to other parents as well. Please listen in and join us for the ride.
If you've got questions you'd like answered, we'd be happy to entertain those as well. Just write your question in the contact form (you can even write in anonymously with no email) or click the chat bubble on the lower corner of the site.
Note: Episodes can be consumed / listened to in any order, however, it might make more sense to listen to the first 10 or so episodes in chronological order to get a better understanding of the project.