An unscripted, honest look at the difficult parenting task of talking to our kids about tragedy - facing fear with them, giving them tools to manage fear or anxiety, effective discussion topics to grow kids who become hope-filled, difference makers in our world, and looking at the question, "How could a good God allow bad things to happen."
This is our first ever "parenting in the trenches" episode - a new, occasional theme that is basically a conversation with Val without the music, without an intro or outtro. Val is just inviting you, her mom friend, over for a cup of coffee to talk about a parenting issue that she has been facing that may help you face the same thing.
Coming Up on the Practically Speaking MOM Podcast:
We've got a guest for each week of June.!
Wk 1 Amy Kusmaul, is a mom of four boys and one daughter.
Wk 2 of June, in our Father's Day episode, Rich Harrison will talk about failure- Shaping our Kids Perspective about Failure.
Wk 3, Dakota Hammond and Val have an awesome discussion regarding words of affirmation and visionary parenting
Wk 4, Andrew Dahilig, who has a heart for middle schoolers, will be talking about the importance of challenges in our kids' lives.
It's a great lineup for all parents of all kids, but I will say there will be extra attention given to examples regarding boys and fathers. Even if you are a single mom with only girls you will still get a lot out of each week in June, but if you are a mom of boys, you'll be feeling especially inspired in your parenting.
Be sure to connect with Val and other intentional moms in the private Facebook group Intentional Mom Strong Family. Look for the conversation where moms are sharing how they communicated with their kids about the tragedy this past week that took place in Texas, where 19 children and two lost their lives. How did you talk to your kids about it? Or did you choose not to discuss it with them?
Also you can get lots more help from Val Harrison, the Practically Speaking MOM, on her website www.PracticallySpeakingMOM.com