It may not surprise you to hear that today’s Podcast Episode is one of my alllll time favorites. I am so excited to share this honest talk about parenting boys in the teenage years with you.
I am super honored to be joined by Krista Gilbert, author, podcaster, and mom to four kids (three which happen to be teenage boys!) Krista and I get real about the joys and challenges of raising teenage boys. We cover everything from influences and friendships, to dating, substance abuse, massive grocery bills, and more. If you have younger kids, I think this episode will give you some good things to be thinking about and preparing for. If you’ve got a teenager now, I have a feeling you’ll be nodding along the way. Whatever age your kids might be, I hope you feel like you’re hanging out right there with Krista and I for this conversation!
Proverbs 13:20: “If you want to grow in wisdom spend time with the wise. Walk with the wicked and you’ll eventually become just like them.”
Questions for our kids to ask to help make good choices on friendships:
*Does this person bring life? (in speech, actions, etc.)
*Do I like who I am with this person?
Is this person respectful and kind to others?
*Do I feel like this person gives me dignity and honor?
*Do I like what I’m learning from this person?
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Thank you to WORLD WATCH for sponsoring this episode!
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More about Krista…
Krista Gilbert is a home coach, speaker and author of Reclaiming Home: A Family’s Guide for Life, Love, and Legacy, co-author of Focus on the Family’s Give Them Wings, and the co-host of The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast. Krista is a celebrator of home, connector of people, and a lover of life stories. She coaches, speaks and writes about how to live and love well, designing a life around core values, priorities, and faith. You can find her at kristagilbert.com or theopendoorsisterhood.com
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My book, BOY MOM, was released in August of 2019 (Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers) and is full of practical advice and helpful resources for raising boys. It’s a great study for small groups!
Order it here: Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You
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