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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093 – What Parents Need to Know about Intentional Parenting

Show Notes In this episode, I share an interview from Justin Gentry interviewing me for a previous podcast he used to have called “The Life Coaching Show.” Justin has since expired that show and currently produces a show called “Leave the Grind Behind.” You can learn more about Justin on his website leavethegrindbehind.net. Justin asks some great questions and we have a conversation that will spark some ideas and thoughts into your mind that will help you on the parenting…

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092 – Good Intentions vs Being Intentional

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Lately, I’ve been taking some time in the evenings to fish at the retention pond near our home. Being Intentional In his book, The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player, John Maxwell says, “To be intentional means working with purpose–making every action count.” To be intentional, you need to follow these five principles: Have a Purpose Worth Living For Know your Strengths and Weaknesses Prioritize your Responsibilities Learn to Say No Commit Yourself…

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091 – One Nation Under God

Show Notes What made this nation? Upon what principles was our country built? These are some of the questions Kirk Cameron had leading to the development of his documentary, “Monumental.” Through this journey, Kirk takes us to England, Holland, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington, D. C to find the answers. Forefathers It started with the Pilgrims coming to America for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith (Mayflower Compact). But long before they came to America, they struggled…

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090 – Mudder’s Day

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: We had a fun day watching our kids swim at the Swim League Championship Meet. All three of our kids qualified for Finals. In particular, Alex swam three individual races (50 yd Freestyle, 100 yd Freestyle, 100 yd Breaststroke) and got a PR in each race. He won the Breaststroke race for his first individual race win at the Championship Meet. Tough Mudder Alex and I ran the Tough Mudder together on 6/4/17 in…

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