Family

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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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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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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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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086 – Why Go To a Marriage Conference

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: We went to a dinner where Alex was presented with the Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Award. It’s a proud moment for a parent when you see your child get recognized. State Senator, Brandt Hershman, presented the award. Both my parents and Heather’s parents were able to attend as well, which made it extra special. Why Go To a Marriage Conference There are many reasons to go to a marriage conference. In this episode, I…

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085 – There is No Perfect Parenting Formula

Show Notes Fun Times with Dad: Emma, Nolan and I went to see one of their friends perform his role as the Scarecrow in his school’s production of the Wizard of Oz. Many “experts” have written books over the years claiming to have the best method of parenting. In his book, Parenting is More Than a Formula, Jim Newheiser explains some of the more popular of these books. While they are well meaning, and helpful to an extent, they all…

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