Well, I hope you have enjoyed my mini-podcast-series on birth order as much as I have! If you’ve missed them, be sure to go back and catch The Firstborn chat as well as last week’s episode about middle kids. But today…Today is all about those LAST BORNS…The babies of the family! And there is no doubt, those little rascals are uniquely lovable, aren’t they!?
In this episode, I had so much fun reading the blog post that I wrote years ago, and then interviewing each of my two youngest sons. I hope your kids might get to listen to the interviews as well, as the boys each give a little advice to the youngest kids out there!
The original blog post: What Youngest Kids NeedsMost from Their Parents.
The Birth Order Book, by Kevin Leman (giveaway at the bottom of this post!)
Another sweet book to READ TO your youngest kids: My Youngest:, There’s No One Like You (also by Leman.)
My list of 7 Things Your Youngest Child Needs Most
(I expand on each of these in the podcast episode!)
1. Some responsibility
2. Attention. (Don’t wait for them to get into trouble! 😉)
3. Recognition. (Their “firsts” may not feel as exciting to you as your first…or second…or… but it’s still big to them!)
4. Some good books! (Reading = entertaining themselves. That’s a good thing!)
5. Accountability in school. Trust me.
6. Some records of their childhood. (um, do any youngest kids have a baby book? 😂)
7. A marriage partner. (Leman adds, “Along the way, pick out a nice first-born for your last born to marry. The odds are hight they’ll make a great team!” )
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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 great for personal reading, or to use as a 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 9th of February)
QUESTION: In a few words, how would you describe your Youngest Child? Share a joy or challenge if you like! And/or…If you are a youngest (or are married to one!) do you feel like you/your spouse fits the general description of the baby of the family? What do you love/struggle with about being youngest?
PS: CONGRATS to ANDREA for winning a copy of the Birth Order Book from the Middle Child Episode! 🙂 Your book is on its way! ❤️