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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089 – The Vanishing American Adult

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…

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How to Manage One Day at Universal Studios

We spent a day at Universal Studios: Islands of Adventure on the way home from vacationing in Florida. Orlando was three hours away from where we were staying so we left at 6:00 to try to get there around 9:00 when it opened for the day. We had a successful day but I wanted to share some tips for travelers who may be doing a theme park similar to what we did. 1. Account for Time Waiting to Get into…

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088 – The Parent’s Challenge

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: I don’t really have a “fun” time that I am sharing in this episode, but rather a story of our leaving one of our children at church on Mother’s Day. It was an accident and there’s a really good explanation! Class of 2017 Our firstborn child graduated from High School this past Saturday (5/13/17). In this episode, I talk about our experience of Alex’s graduation weekend. He will be starting his studies at Purdue…

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