Raising Great Kids Podcast

Raising Great Kids Podcast

You want to raise great kids. We want to help.

(Parenting advice for every stage: birth—high school)

This podcast was designed to be a resource for all things parenting. We plan to bring you great content and the advice of leading experts on topics like technology, faith, sexuality, pandemic parenting and toddler temper tantrums as we work toward helping our kids grow in their faith.

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Episode 47: Are My Kids on Track - Part 2
Jul 22 2021
Episode 47: Are My Kids on Track - Part 2
An interview with David Thomas, co-author of the book, Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach. In this interview, we talk about the emotional milestone of RESOURCEFULNESS—and how skills in this area will help children navigate life’s obstacles.   RESOURCES: 1. Are My Kids on Track?: The 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach Purchase Book Here   2. Parent Summit: DIGITAL CONTENT for parents in every stage. Watch this free content anywhere and anytime from June 6 to August 31. This year’s Parent Summit features new content from David Thomas and Sissy Goff based on their book Are My Kids on Track. Topics Include Emotional development milestones for kidsBuilding blocks to emotional developmentStumbling blocks to emotional developmentSocial development milestones for kidsBuilding blocks to social developmentStumbling blocks to social developmentSpiritual development milestones through stages Register for Parent Summit This podcast is hosted by our Atlanta-area churches. If you would like to see more parenting content or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.   Browns Bridge Church Cumming, GA https://brownsbridge.org/ @brownsbridge   Buckhead Church Atlanta, GA https://buckheadchurch.org/ @buckheadchurch   Decatur City Church Decatur, GA https://decaturcity.org/ @decaturcity   East Cobb Church Marietta, GA https://eastcobbchurch.org/ @eastcobbchurch   Gwinnett Church Gwinnett County, GA https://gwinnettchurch.org/ @gwinnettchurch   North Point Community Church Alpharetta, GA https://northpoint.org/ @northpointcommunitychurch   Woodstock City Church Woodstock, GA https://woodstockcity.org/ @woodstockcitychurchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 46:  Are My Kids on Track - Part 1
Jul 22 2021
Episode 46: Are My Kids on Track - Part 1
An interview with David Thomas, co-author of the book, Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach. In this interview, we talk about the emotional milestone of RESOURCEFULNESS—and how skills in this area will help children navigate life’s obstacles.   RESOURCES: 1. Are My Kids on Track?: The 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach Purchase Book Here   2. Parent Summit: DIGITAL CONTENT for parents in every stage. Watch this free content anywhere and anytime from June 6 to August 31. This year’s Parent Summit features new content from David Thomas and Sissy Goff based on their book Are My Kids on Track. Topics Include Emotional development milestones for kidsBuilding blocks to emotional developmentStumbling blocks to emotional developmentSocial development milestones for kidsBuilding blocks to social developmentStumbling blocks to social developmentSpiritual development milestones through stages Register for Parent Summit This podcast is hosted by our Atlanta-area churches. If you would like to see more parenting content or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.   Browns Bridge Church Cumming, GA https://brownsbridge.org/ @brownsbridge   Buckhead Church Atlanta, GA https://buckheadchurch.org/ @buckheadchurch   Decatur City Church Decatur, GA https://decaturcity.org/ @decaturcity   East Cobb Church Marietta, GA https://eastcobbchurch.org/ @eastcobbchurch   Gwinnett Church Gwinnett County, GA https://gwinnettchurch.org/ @gwinnettchurch   North Point Community Church Alpharetta, GA https://northpoint.org/ @northpointcommunitychurch   Woodstock City Church Woodstock, GA https://woodstockcity.org/ @woodstockcitychurchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 43: The Importance of Open Communication with Your Older Child
May 10 2021
Episode 43: The Importance of Open Communication with Your Older Child
In this episode, we interview board-certified therapist Chinwe Williams about the importance of open communication with your older kids. We talk about the power of being heard, how to get your child to open up, creating safe and consistent places to talk, and what to do when you’re concerned about your kids.   End the Night Right Tool for Families We have created a tool that will help open the lines of communication with your child. End the Night Right is designed to help create a bedtime habit where kids talk with their parents about their day and parents can point them to wisdom from God that can help. Here’s our latest! https://www.raisinggreatkids.org/articles/preschool-night-right https://www.raisinggreatkids.org/articles/elementary-night-right This podcast is hosted by our Atlanta-area churches. If you would like to see more parenting content or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.   Browns Bridge Church Cumming, GA https://brownsbridge.org/ @brownsbridge   Buckhead Church Atlanta, GA https://buckheadchurch.org/ @buckheadchurch   Decatur City Church Decatur, GA https://decaturcity.org/ @decaturcity   East Cobb Church Marietta, GA https://eastcobbchurch.org/ @eastcobbchurch   Gwinnett Church Gwinnett County, GA https://gwinnettchurch.org/ @gwinnettchurch   North Point Community Church Alpharetta, GA https://northpoint.org/ @northpointcommunitychurch   Woodstock City Church Woodstock, GA https://woodstockcity.org/ @woodstockcitychurchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 41: Helping Kids Understand Faith
Apr 6 2021
Episode 41: Helping Kids Understand Faith
In this interview, we talk with Louie Lovoy, one of our favorite staff dads. Louie has been part of our staff for 10 years. He led in our student ministry for years and currently serves our network of partner churches. Today, we are talking about practical things we can do as parents to help our children understand faith and take age-appropriate steps to grow.  Louie shares many great things that he does with his two boys. They are 100 percent doable for you and your kids today! In this episode, Louie shares several tools he uses with his kids. Here are the links! Jesus Storybook Bible Action BibleIndescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science Bible App - XP3 Curriculum Download North Point Community Church Apps End the Night Right Tool for Families This tool will help you open the lines of communication with your child. Using End the Night Right will help create a bedtime habit of kids talking with their parents about their day, so parents can point them to wisdom from God that can help.  We have one for you! Purchase the preschool version of End the Night Right [BUY NOW]Purchase the elementary school version of End the Night Right [BUY NOW] If you attend one of our area churches make sure to check out your campus webpage to see how you can get your End the Night Right tool:  Browns Bridge Church Buckhead Church Decatur City Church East Cobb Church Gwinnett Church North Point Community Church Woodstock City Church   This podcast is hosted by our Atlanta-area churches. If you would like to see more parenting content or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.   Browns Bridge Church Cumming, GA https://brownsbridge.org/ @brownsbridge   Buckhead Church Atlanta, GA https://buckheadchurch.org/ @buckheadchurch   Decatur City Church Decatur, GA https://decaturcity.org/ @decaturcity   East Cobb Church Marietta, GA https://eastcobbchurch.org/ @eastcobbchurch   Gwinnett Church Gwinnett County, GA https://gwinnettchurch.org/ @gwinnettchurch   North Point Community Church Alpharetta, GA https://northpoint.org/ @northpointcommunitychurch   Woodstock City Church Woodstock, GA https://woodstockcity.org/ @woodstockcitychurchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 40: Fostering Meaningful Communication with Your Young Kids
Mar 29 2021
Episode 40: Fostering Meaningful Communication with Your Young Kids
In this episode, we interview Erin Nichols, a Licensed Professional Counselor & Play Therapist, and talk about family habits that support a strong bond and meaningful communication with your child. There is such value in starting when kids are young to talk often and listen well. When the issues grow more complex, you will be glad you did!   End the Night Right Tool for Families We have created a tool that will help open the lines of communication with your child. End the Night Right is designed to help create a bedtime habit where kids talk with their parents about their day and parents can point them to wisdom from God that can help. Here’s our latest! https://www.raisinggreatkids.org/articles/preschool-night-right https://www.raisinggreatkids.org/articles/elementary-night-right This podcast is hosted by our Atlanta-area churches. If you would like to see more parenting content or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.   Browns Bridge Church Cumming, GA https://brownsbridge.org/ @brownsbridge   Buckhead Church Atlanta, GA https://buckheadchurch.org/ @buckheadchurch   Decatur City Church Decatur, GA https://decaturcity.org/ @decaturcity   East Cobb Church Marietta, GA https://eastcobbchurch.org/ @eastcobbchurch   Gwinnett Church Gwinnett County, GA https://gwinnettchurch.org/ @gwinnettchurch   North Point Community Church Alpharetta, GA https://northpoint.org/ @northpointcommunitychurch   Woodstock City Church Woodstock, GA https://woodstockcity.org/ @woodstockcitychurchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 35: Parenting in a Tech World
Jan 6 2021
Episode 35: Parenting in a Tech World
In this episode, we are going to dive in deep and discuss screen time, cyber bullying, and Snapchat and what to do to help your child and student navigate this digital world. This interview with Titania Jordan and Matt McKee of Bark Technologies is full of practical parenting advice like, “How do you know when your child is ready for a cell phone?”, “How do I know what social media apps are ok and when?”, “What do I need to be talking to my child about when it comes to technology to keep them safe and healthy?”. We will talk about important practices and safeguards you’ll want to have in place as well as a link to a technology contract for you and your student.   You will definitely want to order their new book, Parenting in a Tech World, A Handbook for Raising Kids in the Digital Age. https://www.parenting.tech/   During this recording, Titania and Matt referenced several resources. Here are the links! Parenting in a Tech World Facebook Group (with 90K members): https://www.facebook.com/groups/parentinggeeks Childhood 2.0 Documentary and Trailer: https://www.childhood2movie.com/ Tech Contract: https://www.bark.us/blog/tech-accountability-create-technology-contract-family/ This podcast is hosted by our Atlanta-area churches. If you would like to see more parenting content or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.   Browns Bridge Church Cumming, GA https://brownsbridge.org/ @brownsbridge   Buckhead Church Atlanta, GA https://buckheadchurch.org/ @buckheadchurch   Decatur City Church Decatur, GA https://decaturcity.org/ @decaturcity   East Cobb Church Marietta, GA https://eastcobbchurch.org/ @eastcobbchurch   Gwinnett Church Gwinnett County, GA https://gwinnettchurch.org/ @gwinnettchurch   North Point Community Church Alpharetta, GA https://northpoint.org/ @northpointcommunitychurch   Woodstock City Church Woodstock, GA https://woodstockcity.org/ @woodstockcitychurchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 34: Kids and Technology
Jan 6 2021
Episode 34: Kids and Technology
An interview with Titania Jordan and Matt McKee of Bark Technologies discussing how to create a safe and healthy environment for your kids as they navigate the digital world.  In this interview, we discuss how much is too much, what your kids need to know as they navigate online, and how to lead healthy and positive communication with your kids when it comes to technology.   We will also discuss very specific practices and habits that will help you create a safer place for your kids online.   You will definitely want to order their new book, Parenting in a Tech World, A Handbook for Raising Kids in the Digital Age.  https://www.parenting.tech/   During this recording, Titania and Matt referenced several resources. Here are the links! Parenting in a Tech World Facebook Group (with 90K members): https://www.facebook.com/groups/parentinggeeks Childhood 2.0 Documentary and Trailer: https://www.childhood2movie.com/ Tech Contract: https://www.bark.us/blog/tech-accountability-create-technology-contract-family/ This podcast is hosted by our Atlanta-area churches. If you would like to see more parenting content or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.   Browns Bridge Church Cumming, GA https://brownsbridge.org/ @brownsbridge   Buckhead Church Atlanta, GA https://buckheadchurch.org/ @buckheadchurch   Decatur City Church Decatur, GA https://decaturcity.org/ @decaturcity   East Cobb Church Marietta, GA https://eastcobbchurch.org/ @eastcobbchurch   Gwinnett Church Gwinnett County, GA https://gwinnettchurch.org/ @gwinnettchurch   North Point Community Church Alpharetta, GA https://northpoint.org/ @northpointcommunitychurch   Woodstock City Church Woodstock, GA https://woodstockcity.org/ @woodstockcitychurchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 33: Christmas Fun With Your Preschooler
Dec 16 2020
Episode 33: Christmas Fun With Your Preschooler
It’s Christmas! In Episode 33, Kendra Fleming shares 10 ideas to help you create fun and meaningful experiences for your preschooler this holiday season. You will have all or most supplies at home or easily accessible. Don’t try them all! Just pick one that’s your favorite and have fun.  Here are just a few of them:       Keep a basket of Christmas books by your tree.      Make a paper chain Christmas countdown.      Bake a birthday cake for Jesus.      Have a dance party with your favorite Christmas songs.   Spotify Christmas playlist 10 Ideas for Christmas Fun blog post Amazon shopping list Connect with Waumba Land Instagram // Facebook This podcast is hosted by our Atlanta-area churches. If you would like to see more parenting content or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.   Browns Bridge Church Cumming, GA https://brownsbridge.org/ @brownsbridge   Buckhead Church Atlanta, GA https://buckheadchurch.org/ @buckheadchurch   Decatur City Church Decatur, GA https://decaturcity.org/ @decaturcity   East Cobb Church Marietta, GA https://eastcobbchurch.org/ @eastcobbchurch   Gwinnett Church Gwinnett County, GA https://gwinnettchurch.org/ @gwinnettchurch   North Point Community Church Alpharetta, GA https://northpoint.org/ @northpointcommunitychurch   Woodstock City Church Woodstock, GA https://woodstockcity.org/ @woodstockcitychurchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.