#162: Millennial Fatherhood

#162: Millennial Fatherhood

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Jeff and Jason talk about what it takes to intentionally raise your kids to be godly men and women for life.

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#126: The Epidemic (Part 2)

#126: The Epidemic (Part 2)

Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen | Dave Wager @wagerdaw | Jason Kemper @kempster220 | Jeff Eckart @jeffeckart


Today’s teens are growing up in a very interesting time in history. According to Dr. Robert Shaw, in his book The Epidemic: Raising Secure, Loving, Happy, and Responsible Children in an Era of Absentee and Permissive Parenting, far too many children today are sullen, unfriendly, distant, preoccupied, and even unpleasant. They whine, nag, throw tantrums,  and demand constant attention from their parents, who are spread too thin to spend enough time with them. Feeling guilty and anxious, the parents in turn soothe their kids with unhealthy snacks, faddish clothing, toys, and media.”

It seems, as parents, we’ve forgotten what children actually require in order to grow into happy, responsible adults.


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Show Notes


Join Dave Wager and men from all walks of life at Silver Birch Ranch’s Men’s Retreat this May!


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#126: The Epidemic (Part 2)

#125: The Epidemic (Part 1)

Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen | Dave Wager @wagerdaw | Jason Kemper @kempster220


Today’s teens are growing up in a very interesting time in history. According to Dr. Robert Shaw, in his book The Epidemic: Raising Secure, Loving, Happy, and Responsible Children in an Era of Absentee and Permissive Parenting, far too many children today are sullen, unfriendly, distant, preoccupied, and even unpleasant. They whine, nag, throw tantrums,  and demand constant attention from their parents, who are spread too thin to spend enough time with them. Feeling guilty and anxious, the parents in turn soothe their kids with unhealthy snacks, faddish clothing, toys, and media.”

It seems, as parents, we’ve forgotten what children actually require in order to grow into happy, responsible adults.


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Join Dave Wager and men from all walks of life at Silver Birch Ranch’s Men’s Retreat this May!


 

Dads, chime in!

 

We referenced this video done by Masterfoods. Who would you most like to have dinner with?


Children need a firm moral center, the kind of anchoring that helps them pick appropriate friends, make the right decisions, and view others empathetically. Parents must help their child(ren) develop essential values like empathy, effort, duty, and honor.

 

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What we know is good for children:

  • secure attachment to a primary caregiver
  • a safe, structured, and ordered environment
  • lots of free time to exercise creativity and imagination
#041: Be the Dad You Wish You Had

#041: Be the Dad You Wish You Had

Happy Father’s Day to all our dads who listen to HopeNet Radio! How often have you heard the words from a guy you know who has  young children say, “I just want to be the dad that I wish I had”? I’ve heard this phrase often. So many men today are growing up without dads that it’s alarming. Why do you think so many dads are confused about what it means to be a dad?

Discussed on the Show

The importance of dads & men who mentor teens. (Consider becoming a Live Coach on the crisis chatline.)

When dads fall short. Dads make mistakes, too.

John 9: The blind man’s family – “Who has sinned?” -Disciples

Does God create people with a predisposition to be depressed or suicidal?

 

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#012: Adoption Stories

#012: Adoption Stories

4 people. 4 adoption stories. November is Adoption Awareness Month. Listen to James, Sam, Dave C, and Steve share their adoption stories on this episode of HopeNet Radio.

As an outsider, I’m guilty of thinking that the adoption process is usually smooth and that, as long as you go through a good adoption agency, you have a 99% adoption success rate. The reality is much different as we learn on the show tonight. It’s messy. It’s sometimes disappointing. You question the choice to adopt. People don’t really understand the challenges. It can be a lonely season in life. Thankfully, these 4 guys have great insight to share and ways they overcame the doubts and fears. Ultimately, they saw God work first-hand in their lives.

Links:

National Adoption Day
National Council for Adoption

 

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