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!

 

 

46ATP – Philosophy with kids Part 3

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!

44ATP – Philosophy with kids Part 1

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!

43ATP – Relaxed parenting – tipps from Steve Biddulph

Steve Biddulph is a wellknown and experienced parenting expert.
For all those parents out there, who could need some tipps and strategies to become a more relaxed parent:  This is for you!

1)   Be boring!
2)  Be well rested!
3)  Prioritize your partner!
4)  Be present when spending time with your kid!
5)  Prepare meals for grown ups!
6)  Have date nights!
7)  Search for contact with other parents!
8)  Play your own music!
9)  Get help!
10)  Know where your limits are!
11) Learn how to enjoy a mess!
12)  Have some kid free zones in your house!
13) Don’t discuss your relationship problems in front of your kids or in the bed room!
14) Don’t just do kids stuff!

40ATP – Rules for Dads

Being a dad is a wonderful privilege, a joy, a blessing …. and a challenge – at times. What dads should now, what they could avoid and what is important when wanting to be a great one – we’re discussing in this episode.