Show Notes

Fun Time with Dad: One of the highlights on our vacation was spending a day at Universal Studios: Islands of Adventure theme park. I shared a few tips in a blog post on how to manage a day at a theme park. The Amazing Spiderman ride was probably my favorite. The kids had great time!

The Vanishing American Adult

A friend of mine recently sent me an essay by Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Senator, called “How to Raise an American Adult.” This is adapted from his new book The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis–and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance.

Many “non-kids” now days are drifting toward perpetual adolescence rather than becoming an adult. They describe adult activities as “adulting”, acting as if being grown-up is like a kind of role playing.

The intentional parent will raise kids to become productive adults, not big kids.

5 Ways to Raise Your Children to become Adults

  1. Resist Consumption
  2. Embrace the Pain of Work
  3. Connect Across Generations
  4. Travel Meaningfully
  5. Become Truly Literate

Each of these are addressed in this podcast episode. As you listen jot down or think of ways you can implement some of these in the raising of your children.