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November Gig

I always enjoy playing at Fenwick Farms. I got to play there again last night. They have a great set up and a great atmosphere. The food is delicious and it’s always a good time. My son, Alex, showed up to this gig with a bunch of his buddies from college. He lives at BYX, a Christian fraternity, on Purdue campus. A lot of other friends came out to listen as well. It all made for a special night. Most…

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Adding a Guest Wireless Network

For the past couple of years, I’ve become more interested in deepening my knowledge of networking and information security. As I was reading up on some ideas on how to create a better home network, I came across the idea of setting up a guest network on our exiting wifi. This was an interesting idea because one of the things I never liked much was giving out our wifi password to guests who would come over. Depending on the situation…

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Playing a Gig

I got a gig a few weeks ago at a local restaurant. Playing for an audience is something I truly enjoy. There’s nothing like kicking back on a Friday or Saturday night to some good old country music. Every now and then a few patrons sing along to music you love.

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100 – Finale

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Over Thanksgiving break, while Alex was home, we spent a day in Chicago and took in the broadway show, White Christmas! We had beautiful weather as we took in the city and even got to enjoy watching some of game 7 of 2016 World Series at the Cubs Store! Seeing a show over Christmas time has been a family tradition for about four years now. Then recently we went to see the move, The…

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099 – Angry Children

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Hanging out with Alex at Purdue enjoying chili dogs, football and campus. What is an Angry Child? Children who are habitually oppositional and defiant. Low frustration tolerance Throw Tantrums consistently Dealing with Angry Children 1. Search your own Heart 2. Aim for their heart – vertical rather than horizontal focus What specifically does my child desire, want, fear, or believe in this moment? What specifically is my child not believing about God’s character, actions,…

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098 – When Your Identity is in Your Kids

Show Notes Anniversary Date: Instead of the “Fun Times with Dad” segment, I talk about the anniversary date my wife and I took to Chicago — Michigan Avenues, Les Miserables and Wrigleyville! We celebrated 20 years in September. Identity As believers, our identity should be in Christ. As humans, that doesn’t always happen. Sometimes, as parents, we put our identity in our kids, because, you know…life. In his book, Parenting, Paul David Tripp shares five indications to know if we…

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097 – When Your Kid’s in Trouble

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Our mower stopped working the other day shortly after we started mowing. I’m not real handy with such things and figured, given the age of the mower, it was time to pony up and buy a new one. However, it’s not the season to buy mowers in the Midwest so I figured I’d wait until the Spring and just try to get by these last weeks of mowing season with the riding mower. I…

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096 – Our Inability to Change our Kids

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Nolan and I headed out on a bike ride this weekend to enjoy the warm and sunny weather. Inability “Recognizing what you are unable to do is essential to good parenting.” – Paul David Tripp In his book, Parenting, Paul Tripp says, “as parents we are powerless to change the hearts of our children.” This came from the chapter titled “Inability.” Often in our parenting we are demanding, aggressive, threatening, and focused on rules…

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095 – Dealing with Dating

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Nolan and I put together a patio set one weekend. Chores that you can involve your kids in like that are good father/son times. Dealing with Dating Have you thought about how you will handle your kids’ dating? Have you thought about what age is appropriate for them to wait to begin dating? I agree with those that believe the purpose of dating is to find a marriage partner. But it can be difficult…

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094 – Letting Go

Show Notes Website Changes I’m in the process of changing to a new host, so I decided to make some changes with the websites as well. www.intentionalparenting.net will now be redirected to www.philconrad.com. I will be keeping all content under one roof and removing a website in the process for easier manageability. Letting Go Last Friday we moved our firstborn to college. While this is the right move for Alex and where he is supposed to be, it is no…

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