76ATP – 5 Parenting mistakes that might turn your kid into an *hole

This time we talk about an article on a german website:

Things that parents should avoid are:

1.   Surround your kid with people who are unable to show their feelings.
2.  Do everything in order to prevent your kid from having any kind of disappointing experience.
3.  Always have some substitutions in order to comfort your child.
4.  Act as unpredictable as possible.
5.  Don’t ever respect your child’s boundaries.

Here the link for all german speaking listeners:
https://www.brigitte.de/familie/mitfuehlen/erziehungsfehler–die-kinder-zu-tyrannen-machen-koennen-10809018.html

75ATP – 5 Love languages in the family 2 (2)

We still need to talk about one more love language – which we’re doing today:

– Acts of service

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/connect-child-activities-love-languages

But since this would be a very short episode, we add another topic:

5 Essential ways how to create a growth mindset corner

So keep listening to find out – what the heck that is!

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/steps-create-growth-mindset-corner

74ATP – 5 Love languages in the family

Even though we’ve been talking about the 5 love languages before, we’re now talking about it in detail! Find out about the five different ways of how to give and receive love within the family!

Today we talk about the first 4 different languages:
– Physical touch
– Words of affirmation
– Quality time
– Gifts

So – one more language remains to be talked about – but since we didn’t want to talk about it too long …. wait for the next episode! 🙂

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/connect-child-activities-love-languages

link to the control-what-your-kid-does-on-their-smartphone-app:
https://www.funamo.com/

73ATP – Great things you can and should do with your kids

On a german website we just discoverd this list of 11 Things your should experience with your children.
It talks about going to the cemetary together, about fixing something as a family and other things like baking somthing or confronting a common fear!!

Let’s find out, what we as a family already have experienced!

https://www.wunderweib.de/11-dinge-die-eltern-mit-ihren-kindern-unternehmen-sollten-101085.html

72ATP – Many ways to develop a growth mindset 2(2)

We have to talking about the importance of „grit“ and a „growth mindset“ in the past. But today we’re expanding on this idea and we’re introducing several practical ways of how to improve and develop your child’s growth mindset – and of course your own as well.

In this second part we discuss more points like:
* Use the word „yet“
* keep on having goals
* take over ownership for your attitude

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http://ateam.rocks

71ATP – Many ways to develop a growth mindset 1(2)

We have to talking about the importance of „grit“ and a „growth mindset“ in the past. But today we’re expanding on this idea and we’re introducing several practical ways of how to improve and develop your childs growth mindset – and of course your own as well.

Here some point we discuss:
* Stop seeking approval
* Try different learning tactics
* Celebrate growth with others
* Reward actions, not traits.

The article we base our discussion on:
https://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/develop-a-growth-mindset/

69ATP – Seven deadly sins of communication

This topic doesn’t just apply to parenting and children – but to all humans.
Communication shapes all of our lives.
But it becomes uncomfortable and disheartening, when certain communication sins are being committed:

1. Gossip
2. Judging
3. Being negative
4. Complaining
5. Making excuses
6. Exaggerating
7. Being dogmatic

https://www.businessinsider.de/julian-treasure-bad-speaking-habits-2014-7?r=US&IR=T

68ATP – Seven ways to respond to your child’s negative self-talk

We also have made the experience of witnessing some of our kids talking negatively about themselves.
Most encouragement in the moment – doesn’t work. Here we talk about 7 different ways of how to strengthen and building up your child.

Here’s the link if you’d https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/negative-self-talk-child-says-dumb-stupid

by Big Life Jounral

67ATP – Nine essential skills kids should learn

Some skills aren’t being taught at school. So it’s all the more important for parents to find out, what kind of skill will be essential for their kids life.

Things we talk about:
1. How to ask good questions
2. Solving problems.
3. Tackling projects.
4. Finding passion.
5. Independence.
6. Being happy on one’s own.
7. Compassion.
8. Tolerance.
9. Dealing with change

Visit Leo’s blog: https://zenhabits.net/kid-skills/

66ATP – Miracle time: Aaron is here – and this is the official interview!!!

You’ve all been waiting for this – and finally the day has come:
Aaron visited us – and of course we couldn’t let the chance go by and interview him!
He talks about his past, about good things and not so good things from his childhood – about role models, church background, his private school and being raised by a single mom.

65ATP – Dads and happiness

And yes – we talk about another infograph. Although we’re a little late for fathers day, we still felt, like it’s worth mentioning and discussing!
What makes a good father?
And what does it all have to do with happiness?

https://www.happify.com/hd/what-you-need-to-know-about-dads-and-happiness/

63ATP – Positive things to say to your kids 1 (2)

Today we talk about this list of 66 positive things to say to your child.
Of course we don’t get through all of them in one sitting, but in this first part, you’ll learn, why it’s important to value all of your kids opinions, that it’s meaningful to let your child be able to say no and  why it’s is so vital to talk about bravery and being able to spot, when your kid proves to be brave.

Build Confidence! 55 Positive Things To Say To Your Child

 

62ATP – Hard truths I’d like to know earlier

Some of those hard truths we discuss include:
Everyone we love is going to die.
and
Figure out a way or don’t complain.

We talk about our take on these sentences and  we’ve got some hard truths of our own. 😉

https://www.google.de/search?q=Hard+truths+I%27d+like+to+know+earlier&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZ5KPNiIDbAhVFJVAKHQftBPsQ_AUICigB&biw=1259&bih=602#imgrc=pUO0GGkF6xCSTM:

61ATP – How to enhance your childs development holistically

Most parents care for their childrens development and are grateful for helpful advice. Especially if their child has received a diagnosis of ADHD, dyslexia or Asperger’s. In these cases its still possible to help and support your kid at home.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/holistic-ways-to-enhance-your-childs-development

 

60ATP – Parenting between smartphones and tablets


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Smartphone parents often pay more attention to their phone, than to their kids. Here we talk about some rules parents should follow, how they can use their phones for the benefit of their kids and which of the mentioned rules we don’t fully agree with. …

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s578/res/e7b0a1d4-f097-4e0e-9c9c-dd796e971a1d

59ATP – Pamela Druckermann – Raising Bebe

Parenting in France seems to look like a hole lot different, than it is does in the States and other parts of the world. In particular we will find out about parenting practices in Paris. We’ll find out why french kids don’t make a fuss , when eating in a restaurant, why they sleep through the night, when just a few months old and why they love helping in the kitchen.

58ATP – TED Talk Advice: Jennifer Senior on Modern Parenthood

Jennifer Senior has given one of the most famous talks on parenting in the modern world. These days parenting doesn’t seem to be as simple, as it used to be in former times. We talk about current challenges and about ways how to relax when parenting with insecurities and lots of questions.

57ATP – Decisions and Happiness

Helping our kids when making big life decisions is an important part of parenting. Of course most parents want their kids to be happy and to be able to decide in ways that won’t bring forth regret or sadness. Let’s find out how that is possible!

56ATP – Danny Silk – Love your kids on purpose

Danny Silk from Bethel Church has written a popular parenting book. Let’s find out what kind of nuggets we can find for parenting our kids with love, purpose and wisdom.

55ATP – How to help your anxious child

Parents with anxious children often have tried to help their kids in various ways, without any success. If that’s the case for you, you might find a few more ideas to try, when supporting your kid in finding more peace.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/renee-jain/9-things-every-parent-with-an-anxious-child-should-try_b_5651006.html

 

53ATP – Self-defense for kids

Self- defense is a topic of growing importance for kids.
How can you prepare you kids for situations, they hopefully will never face?

Topics we cover:
What to do, when a stranger offers your kid a ride,
what to do, when you kids gets lost,
what do do, when in a difficult situation.

51ATP – Are you a good parent? Test yourself and find out!

If you don’t have children and want to find out, if you are ready to have them by now – this episode for you.  But also if you’ve always been wondering wether you are doing your job as a parent well or not – keep listening.

Here are some questions that we discuss in this episode:
* At what time do you go to bed?
* How would you react, if your young kid says a really bad word?
* What is the best punishment for a teenager, who missed curfew?
* Do you have a savings account?
* Would you admit that some babies aren’t cute?

50ATP – Good habits for a healthy marriage and happy kids

We talk about some really good habits that help having a great marriage, but also help raising happy, healthy kids:

We talk about the different love languages, the need for extended conversations and why it’s important to help each other.
What is an Obama-Kiss? Why it can be great to call each other.
We also talk about compliments, flirting and hallmark cards.

 

 

49ATP – Teach your kid about commitment

Teaching your kids about commitments has become an increasingly growing challenge:

Here are some points we talk about:
1)   Be in a strong marriage/ partnership!
2)   Share great stories – of yourself and others!
3)   Set big goals and work hard towards them!
4)   Show your kids unconditional grace.
5)   Have them take care of a pet.
6)   Teach them a sport or an instrument.
7)   Work together on a big home project.
8)   Play difficult board games or put puzzles together.
9)   Offer regular challenges.
10 )Develop a schedule for your child.
11) Encourage patience with siblings and those who may be different.

48ATP – Different types of parents on the playground

I found this interesting article on a german website:
It talks about the different kinds of parents one can find on the playground:
The career mom,
the professional picknick maker,
the locals,
the translators,
the helicopter parents,
the big sibling and
the documentary film maker!

 

47ATP – Philosophy with kids Part 4

Amateure philosophy can be quite entertaining!  _ In this series you won’t learn to many thoughts that are very deep, but you’ll get to know us a little more – as a family, since we also asked our kids. What is their opinion on several philosophical questions?
Listen and find out!