There isn't a quick reference guide or map to navigate the uncharted territory of parenting teens. Sometimes it requires tough love. And, in the midst of holding the line, you question whether or not you are screwing it up and scarring them for life! In this week's podcast, Bethany shares some of her 'now' experiences as she navigates teen life with her daughters.
Do we really care about the response when we say ‘hello’ and ask how are people doing? Or do we anticipate the ‘good’ response and move on. Do we have the bandwidth to listen and know their story? In this podcast Bethany shares and defines the value of these sliding door moments.
For the love, being a parent is not an easy job! Yet, if you can survive the challenge, it is one of the most rewarding jobs you will ever be given to. There are days you want to duct tape them to the wall and ground them until they are 30. But then those moments are followed by laughter until your cheeks hurt, dancing silly in the kitchen, bear hugs, sloppy kisses, and 'I love you's' until your heart hurts. And you wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Listen as Bethany shares tips on surviving parenting.
Creating unrealistic expectations, especially around the holidays, can often leave us disappointed and frustrated when it doesn't happen as planned. As much as we want to, the reality is we cannot control people or the outcome. Listen as Bethany shares the importance of remaining realistic and flexible with setting expectations over the holidays.
What are your 'tells' when you are not operating with healthy boundaries? Establishing healthy boundaries within your personal and professional life allow you to bring the best ‘you’ to your everyday. Lack of boundaries can lead to anxiety, resentment, frustration, and broken relationships. However when we learn to own our 'yes' and be confident with our 'no', we can live a life full of freedom, joy, and truly thrive.
Establishing healthy boundaries within your personal and professional life allow you to bring the best ‘you’ to your everyday. Lack of boundaries can lead to anxiety, resentment, frustration, and broken relationships. However when we learn to own our 'yes' and our 'no', we can live a life full of freedom, joy, and truly thrive.
Why is busyness our constant status? Going from here to there, and everywhere, seems to equal our worthiness, value, and importance. Yet, we are more burned out, exhausted, resentful, short-tempered, angry, highly caffeinated, and barely surviving. So how do we move from a busy life to a life of purposeful fullness? Listen to Bethany's new... Continue Reading →
I never thought that I would have to face the loss of a baby; a miscarriage. You have friends and family go through the loss, but never think it will be you. You hear their stories and don't know what to say as they grieve and share their heartbreak. You sit awkwardly quiet, hoping they... Continue Reading →
Enjoy the season you are in! Whether you are a student waiting to graduate, single & desiring marriage, a family with small children looking forward to the days when they are older and a bit more independent, facing some of the challenges of life, or waiting for greater destiny & desires to unfold--every moment in... Continue Reading →