Aloha! Today’s podcast episode is on a topic I hear from a LOT of parent’s on! How can we help our kids become better friends…to actually like each other, play together, and develop a deep bond? And also: How can those same kids have a strong sense of identity and independence apart from their siblings?
Oh this is good stuff! AND I have the perfect woman for the interview! Amy Carney is a Mom to FIVE — including TRIPLET SONS, 😳 a daughter, and another son through adoption. Amy is also the author of Parent on Purpose, an incredible book full of wisdom on encouragement for intentional parenting (which is, as you know, a favorite topic around here!)
I loved getting to know Amy better in our chat. Her straight-shooting, confident parenting style inspired me, and I think it will inspire you as well.
Amy’s home website: AmyCarney.com
Amy’s book: Parent on Purpose: A Courageous Approach to Raising Children in a Complicated World.
3 parts to Parent on Purpose:
Lead on Purpose.
Love on purpose.
Launch on Purpose
Parenting Wisdom from Amy:
Keep kids off of video games!
Raise kids to rely on one another
Have kids do chores, help around the house.
Share a car. (And a bedroom!)
Use the “no sleepovers with an exception clause” rule. (like ours, which I wrote about here.)
Amy encourages us to:
Make courageous decisions for your family. This inspires others to do the same. Give gifts that bring family together — like games and books and sports equipment.
Dinner table is playground. Be intentional about conversations there.
ToGather Conversation Starters
Amy and I met through our mutual friend, Dennis Trittin. Find his great books and a lot of helpful resources HERE.
You can find the Boy Mom Podcast on all of the podcast platforms…here are just a few of them:
Or you can listen right here! 🙂
More about Amy:
Amy is a Leadership Parenting Coach, Author, and Speaker who writes about intentional parenting and family life on her blog www.AmyCarney.com as well as for various freelance print and online outlets.
Amy started her company, Parent on Purpose, to create content, products and events to better equip and empower moms and dads during the 18-year journey of full-time parenthood.
Amy and her husband of 22 years, Keith, are parents to 19-year-old triplet sons, a 17- year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son they adopted out of the Arizona foster care system just three years ago.
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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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