This is the About Us episode for our podcast.
Why a parenting podcast?
Several years ago I was sitting in a session on parenting and the speaker used this word “intentional.” At the time it really resonated with me in the way I want to parent.
Having served in Youth Ministry, I have seen the need for parents to step up in the role of parenting in a way that is intentional. Too many parents let opportunities slip passed them and parent in a way that is passive doing more reacting than acting. I think this reactive form of parenting often leaves the parents exhausted and the kids wandering without a compass.
Intentional Parenting calls for the parents to lead their children, to have goals for your family, make a plan to meet those goals and then take action on the plan and accomplishing the goals.
Who I am
I’m a parent. My wife and I have been married for over 17 years as of this recording. We have three children ages 16, 12 and 10. My vocational background is in computer programming. I have worked in the area of technology for over sixteen years. So the idea of podcasting appealed to me partly because I was intrigued by the technological aspects of it.
The other side of it is that I was a youth leader for over eight years with over ten years altogether in youth ministry. Through that experience I saw a need to reach parents with help and resources in raising their kids.
What this will be about
Some of it will be about personal experience, some of it will be about experiences of others as I interview various people. I also hope to introduce you to various resources to help in your parenting journey from books to where to spend your vacation.