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Jul 25

We Have a Foster Kiddo

 

Anna's New Brother

Anna's New Brother Drawn on Our Chalkboard

We received a phone call from our foster agency saying they had the second kiddo we've been talking about in the previous shows.

We are acclimating to new baby (we're going to call him Dude for now) tonight so I asked Jeff if we could forgo the show tonight.  Jeff graciously agreed.  

Baby slept through the night last night and is a cute little kiddo.  Our hope is to foster to adopt this little biscuit too, but we will see.  His likelihood of adoption isn't quite as guaranteed as Sweet Tea's has been.  

Anna (8 y/o) saw him and teared up.  She drew this, whilst we were not looking, on our school room chalkboard.  The drawing on the left is Dude, and on the right is Anna.  Anna thinks he's big...and she's not wrong.

Stay tuned this Monday where we will release what information we can and where we will have a Media Monday segment.  

 

 

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Jul 23

Episode 319 FPN How to Talk to Other Parents and Not Get Punched

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Rockem Sockem Robots by Alex Eylar at Flickr

Rockem Sockem Robots by Alex Eylar at Flickr

Join us as we discuss:

How to talk with other parents about their parenting without getting punched.

Can you talk with parents so that they will actually listen?  Yes, but it's not as easy as giving advice.

How advice giving is actually NOT the best thing to do.

 

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Jul 20

Episode 318 FPN How I’ve Failed

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Fail by Thomas Hawk at Flickr

Fail by Thomas Hawk at Flickr

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A compilation of how Trey has failed as a parent, and what we've learned. 

Great list from thoughtcatalogue.com on 10 Ways You've Made Life Harder.  

 

 

SHOW NOTES

10 Ways You've Make Life Harder Than it Has To Be

 

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Jul 14

Episode 317 FPN Sleepovers: Are They as Bad As Facebook Says

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Fortress of Solitude by Micah Taylor at Flickr

Fortress of Solitude by Micah Taylor at Flickr

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Are sleepovers bad for your kids.  Not necessarily, but that doesn't mean we get to be stupid.  

Popular article circulating Facebook about Dr. Dobson's rail against sleepovers. 

SHOW NOTES

Why My Family Doesn't Do Sleepovers

 

 

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Jul 11

Episode 95 RFGP Say This Not That

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Communication by Cesar Garza at Flickr

Communication by Cesar Garza at Flickr

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How to get your kids talking with you when it seems so tough.  

How to encourage communication without shutting kids down or getting automaton answers.

Tips for getting kids to comply with us through communication.

SHOW NOTES

Tips for Talking to Our Children

Scientific Studies Explain Best
Ways to Talk to Children

25 Ways to Talk So Children Will Listen

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Jul 09

Episode 316 FPN Humble Pie in Parenting

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Humble Pie n Mash by athriftymrs.com at Flickr

Humble Pie n Mash by athriftymrs.com at Flickr

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One of the hardest parts of parenting for you to talk about. 

How humbleness is necessary in parenting.

The value of looking at your weaknesses objectively, and making changes.  

How our kids need to be aware of these weaknesses to normalize their own.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jul 07

Episode 315 FPN Media Sucks Monday

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Media Sucks MondayJoin us as we discuss your media articles:

The winner of the PETAK-free contest.

What does Trey do when he gets home and kids want to play. 

Foster kiddo that wrenched our hearts has been removed from home. 

Forgetting kids in cars on hot days.

Article on what causes crisis in parenting.

The two homosexual dads that adopted a baby.  

 

SHOW NOTES

Orphan Famous for Love me Forever Plea at Church Removed From New Home

The Number One Way to Not Forget Your Child in the Car

Modern Day Parenting in Crisis

The Photos of This Gay Couple Holding Their Baby

 

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Jun 30

Episode 314 FPN Twelve Excellent Boundaries Parents Mess Up

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Child Labor - Welding in a Garage by uncultured at Flickr

Child Labor - Welding in a Garage by uncultured at Flickr

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Excellent boundaries including kids paying for their own stuff, letting them fail, and minding their manners but without the anger and frustration.

When kids should work for free at home, and when they should not.  

Why most parents fail at these boundaries, even though they are excellent!

 

SHOW NOTES

12 Ways to Be the Meanest Mom in the World

 

 

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Jun 27

Episode 94 RFGP The Smile that Changed the World

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Evie and Mom by Kevin Conor Keller at Flickr

Evie and Mom by Kevin Conor Keller at Flickr

Join us as we discuss:

An incredible article on supportiveness in parents affecting the size of the brain.  

How a nurturing and supportive parenting style can actually effect our kiddos brain functions and protect their little neurons. 

How the brain has "plasticity" and can be reshaped to help kids be successful.

SHOW NOTES

How Supportive Parenting Protects the Brain

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Jun 25

Episode 313 FPN Media Sucks Wednesday

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Media Sucks MondayJoin us as we discuss your media articles:

Toddler taped to bed in the last place that I expected it to happen. Why you need to know your school even if it seems "safe."  

Long hair kiddo pic without shirt mistaken for girl and called child pornography.  

Teen dies from dehydration and Redbull consumption.  The lesson we have been learning that compares to this situation.  

What do you do if your kiddo is just...different.

SHOW NOTES

Toddler Taped to Bed at Daycare

My Son's Long, Beautiful Curly Hair is Really None of Your Business

Dehydrated Arizona Teen Dies During Mexico Vacation

The Libertarian Homeschooler

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