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The Millennial Mission Podcast - Parenting, Personal Finance, and Purpose for the Christian Millennial Couple

Jan 19, 2021

Being a parent is such a huge responsibility and an amazing privilege. It’s so cool to see a tiny infant grow and transform into a grown human that can form their own thoughts and opinions. One of the responsibilities of being a parent is protecting our kids from things they might want but we know aren’t good for them. Over time, we have found that sometimes, it’s also easy to avoid things that are uncomfortable for the sake of protecting them, but is that always helpful?


The reality is that real life is hard. It’s scary. There are tough things out there that some days, I wish I could just shield my kids from for all of their lives, but at the end of the day our kids are going to grow up and be exposed to these harsh realities of a fallen world. Acknowledging this has really forced Corey and I to shift our mindset around the way we parent because we have realized that one way or another our kids are going to be exposed to these hard things whether we like it or not.


Are we doing our kiddos a disservice by trying to shield them from too much?


Today we talk more about this, and share a tool that we created to help you navigate these daunting conversations that are bound to come up at one point or another.


We’ve talked about the My Why Journal a few times, but here’s yet another way this amazing tool can help you in your parenting journey. Millennials--we are raising the next generation. Let’s do it with intentionality and empower our kiddos to be world changers!


Things We Discussed In The Episode/Episode Highlights: 

  • Why avoiding hard, disappointing, or real-life topics is not helping our kids
  • The importance of exposing our kids to tough things in controlled environments
  • How we can use hard situations to our benefit and raise critical thinkers
  • Explanation of My Why Journal and how you can use it to initiate uncomfortable conversations


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