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Letting Kids Lead: Understanding the Parental Role in Decision Making | 009

Project Rad Dad

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Episode  ·  44:24  ·  Apr 18, 2024


Take a dive into fatherhood and supporting children's decision-making processes as Matthew sits down with his guest, Mike.  Matthew shares insights on the significant role of various advisors, including peers, in a child's life, while Mike talks about the highs and lows of connecting with his teenagers. They both emphasize the importance of empowering their children, balanced with setting appropriate boundaries. They touch on the future of parenting in terms of more empathetic communication and attunement to children's non-verbal cues. They both discuss the considerations needed when children decide to step away from commitments due to changes in passion or circumstances. Overall, the episode is a rich reflection on the nuances of fatherly guidance and respect for a child’s autonomy.HighlightsThe significance of empowering children to make decisionsValuing diverse sources of advice, from peers to coaches, in guiding children's decision-making processes.Personal reflections on parenting tendencies and the efforts to foster open communication with childrenBalancing parental control with children's freedom within set boundaries.Understanding and supporting children's changing interests,Envisioning the evolution of parenting, with a focus on deeper respect, communication, and recognition of children's subtle signals and expressions.To Learn More:Connect with us at the Rad Dad Collective: https://www.raddadcollective.orgSign up for Matthew’s Fatherhood Dojo Newsletter: https://www.fatherhood-dojo.comFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raddadcollective/Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/theRadDadCollectiveThanks for listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the podcastIf you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app.Leave us an Apple Podcasts reviewRatings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. 

44m 24s  ·  Apr 18, 2024

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