Talking about firstborn children, and offering a giveaway!
Got firstborns? (or maybe you are one? ) Either way, this is for you! I love to talk about all of the things that shape our kids into who they are — their personalities, love language, birth order, and on and on. In my book, BOY MOM, I talk about being a “student” of our sons…The more we understand them, the better we can parent them!
Many years ago I wrote a short series on my blog about birth order. I have decided to share each of the posts that I wrote along with a short interview with each of my sons from the respective birth order on the podcast. Today I am kicking it off by covering firstborns! I hope you enjoy!
In this episode I am reading my blog post about firstborns, which draws a lot of its information from “The Birth Order Book” by Dr. Kevin Leman. At the end of each post in this series I will be giving away a copy of that book, so be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post and leave a comment! I also have a short interview with my own firstborn, Josiah, at the end of this episode. Josiah shares some of his experience being the firstborn in our family, and he also offers a bit of advice for moms and their firstborn kids!
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5 Things Your Firstborn Son Needs Most…
- To be noticed and appreciated.
- To be trusted to self-correct. (don’t nit-pick.)
- Some alone time with Mom and Dad.
- To get a little break (don’t keep asking for more help just because he’s able.)
- Some help understanding the pros and cons of his unique position. (communicate!)
Thank you to this episode’s SPONSOR: A party to Remember, by Tim Tebow! 😀
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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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Leave a comment below and you’ll be entered to win a copy of Kevin Leman’s, “The Birth Order Book”. I’ll choose winner and announce next Tuesday (the 26th of January!)
QUESTION: In a few words, how would you describe your firstborn? Share a joy or challenge if you like! And/or…If you are a firstborn, do you feel like you fit the general description of a firstborn? What do you love/struggle with about being a firstborn?