The Core Belief
What FPN Does
"Family Podcast Network helps you work with your tough kids, and even those that aren't."
- Trey Gibson, Founder/CEO FPN
FPN offers podcasts 5 times a week that help us deal with the difficult issues in parenting. My goal is to be fun, entertaining, research based, and practical through a nonjudgmental and honest approach. With 7 years of education and a Masters of Science in psychology with emphasis on family and 6 years of experience in caseworker and counseling positions including professional and researched based parenting education, The Family Podcast Network was created to bring informative research-based parenting without all the confusing jargon.
FPN's attitude is not one of judgement since not even the founder of FPN has done it all right. It is instead built on understanding and the belief that those parents that are ready are willing to learn new parenting ideas with the added benefit of no longer wanting to pull your hair out.
The daily Family Podcasts and our Members Forum are 100% free to all and always will be. We work hard to provide high-quality content on parenting, discipline, relationships, child development and many other issues important to those seeking to learn how to parent easier.
Our motto is that the key to good behavior in our kiddos is relationships. Understand that FPN supports boundaries and consequences for kids, but believes that the more important part to discipline working effectively is having good relationships with our kids.
It's like that excellent boss that you might have had. One that respects you and treats you right, even when you screw up. When bosses like that ask you to do something, how do you respond. I bet you jump right on it. Parenting can be the same when practiced.
Many parents have adopted the idea that as long as I can get my kids out of the house without them or us parents dying then we have successfully parented. They see parenting as an arduous and even painful experience with small sprinklings of joy. I do not believe this. Parenting can be enjoyable, even joyful, with sprinklings of dreaded parts.
The issue lies in technique. If a person plays golf, has had no formal training, and has a horrible golf swing, it is not logical to deduce that the sport of golf sucks. The golf-swing sucks because there has been no modifying of their technique. Again, the lack of technique makes golf crappy to play, not the golf itself. Parenting operates on the same level and when we don't hone our technique then we often struggle to not want to fire our kids...or our kids struggle to not want and fire us. Restated, our parenting techniques make parenting sucky. Not parenting itself.
You can email me at [email protected] with any questions of comments.
"I seriously think Family Podcast Network is the answer so many of us parents have been looking for! Mr. Gibson has addressed multiple issues that I have currently been struggling through with my children [and] is bringing a variety of quality information in a format that is warm and supportive which, is such a blessing."
===Ashley from Oregon===