PODCAST

FUNdamentals of Parenting

Jaime Buckley

You can find an 'expert' to back any side of any argument, on any subject. So who are we supposed to believe when it comes to raising our kids?

Jaime Buckley is no 'expert', but he is the dad of 13 children (all boys but nine). FUNdamentals of Parenting is based on 30+ years of personal experience raising an intelligent and strong-willed family. His own wife calls him a "successful father," and it's the title he cares about most. As of 2022, his oldest is 30, while his youngest is only two. So if you're looking for real life solutions and a positive outlook, this podcast is for you!

Expect principle-based, completely biased views...explaining the WHY and HOW with everything Jaime does with his own family.

  • WHY Parenting Is More Difficult Now;
  • WHY Parenting Is Important;
  • WHY Parenting Style Is Important;
  • How Parenting Affects Child Development;
  • How Parenting Has Changed;
  • How Principled Parenting Is The Best Way To Parent.

Join Jaime for each episode as he laughs, shares his perspectives, and talks with other parents about the best (and hardest) job in the world.

Make sure to visit https://fundamentalsofparenting.com where you can find more tools, tips, and principles on parenting. Sign up to his email list https://theparentingtist.com to get the latest goodies for you AND your kids!

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Jan 21 2022
1 min
Fine Tuning Discipline | FOP 16
When you come to the end of your rope in disciplining your child, never get mad. Get even. A clever parent doesn’t have to be mean to be understood. What comes to your mind when I say ‘discipline’? Do you think of punishment? Restrictions? Maybe how you had spankings or time outs when you were a kid? If you look in the dictionary, you’ll find this: dis·ci·pline -- the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience. Did you catch that? “The practice of training people…” That’s what I’d like us to focus on—because this isn’t about pain, or inflicting things on our children. This is about teaching them and training them. Find the full article on my blog here: https://jaimebuckley.com/fine-tuning-discipline/   IF YOU ENJOYED THIS CONTENT---Think of two to three people who could benefit and share this with them. HOW TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS: If you want to comment, ask a question or give me feedback (good or bad, I appreciate feedback so I can improve how I get you the information) just use the contact form found at https://jaimebuckley.com/parents/ OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: We also have a newsletter you might enjoy, which provides you with everything I do across all platforms--sent to you once a month (I hate newsletters--BUT it's the ONLY way to stay in touch if more big corp platforms decide to shut down little guys like me. It's for the cool parents, just so you know. You can sign up on the parenting page of my website, or just go to https://TheParentingList.com Support us!
Mar 7 2022
15 mins
Providing Hope | FOP 15
The greatest hope for the future, is in the proper raising of the next generation. ‘Hope’ is an important word to a parent. “I hope my child understands.” “I hope my child gets good grades.” “I hope my child will be able to get into a non-bat-crap-crazy college or better yet, a trade school.” “I hope that smell of dog crap isn’t my child walking across the carpet.” “I hope that wasn’t MY child who spray painted the cat purple.” Hope keeps us going when so much seems to let us down, and allows us to cope with variables better. But I’m here to tell you that your WHY can fill you with that hope, when you see your labors over time come to full fruition. Find the full article on my blog here: https://jaimebuckley.com/providing-hope/   IF YOU ENJOYED THIS CONTENT---Think of two to three people who could benefit and share this with them. HOW TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS: If you want to comment, ask a question or give me feedback (good or bad, I appreciate feedback so I can improve how I get you the information) just use the contact form found at https://jaimebuckley.com/parents/ OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: We also have a newsletter you might enjoy, which provides you with everything I do across all platforms--sent to you once a month (I hate newsletters--BUT it's the ONLY way to stay in touch if more big corp platforms decide to shut down little guys like me. It's for the cool parents, just so you know. You can sign up on the parenting page of my website, or just go to https://TheParentingList.com Support us!
Mar 7 2022
8 mins
Staying Motivated | FOP 14
An average parent endures. A good parent sees worth. A great parent enjoys each and every moment for what it truly is—the privilege of shaping hope for the world around them. The challenges of being a parent don’t always come directly from your children. Many times it’s the outside forces and the variables that wear us down, put a pebble (or ten) in our shoes, or flat out hit us in the face. Having to deal with variables makes staying focused, being consistent, and keeping that smile on our face quite a challenge. Today I want to talk about something most parents do not consider, about themselves, that could change that frown into a smile. Find the full article on my blog here: https://jaimebuckley.com/staying-motivated/   IF YOU ENJOYED THIS CONTENT---Think of two to three people who could benefit and share this with them. HOW TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS: If you want to comment, ask a question or give me feedback (good or bad, I appreciate feedback so I can improve how I get you the information) just use the contact form found at https://jaimebuckley.com/parents/ OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: We also have a newsletter you might enjoy, which provides you with everything I do across all platforms--sent to you once a month (I hate newsletters--BUT it's the ONLY way to stay in touch if more big corp platforms decide to shut down little guys like me. It's for the cool parents, just so you know. You can sign up on the parenting page of my website, or just go to https://TheParentingList.com Support us!
Mar 5 2022
8 mins
Creating Expectations | FOP 13
If you expect nothing from your children, don’t be surprised or criticize them when that’s exactly what you get. Nothing. I hope by now that you’re seeing not only the pattern I’m laying out in these podcasts, but the connections—how each of these subjects build upon the previous one. What’s special about this point in our parenting adventure, is the clarifying experience of watching how our WHY affects our child. That in the moments of being challenged, being ignored, or on the flip side—being listened to and respected (hey, it happens for many of us), we develop expectations. As time passes, you begin to truly see the capabilities of your child and though you’ve always wanted the best for them—you start to gain a clear picture of what that looks like. That's what I want to share in the podcast today... Find the full article on my blog here: https://jaimebuckley.com/creating-expectations/ IF YOU ENJOYED THIS CONTENT---Think of two to three people who could benefit and share this with them. HOW TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS: If you want to comment, ask a question or give me feedback (good or bad, I appreciate feedback so I can improve how I get you the information) just use the contact form found at https://jaimebuckley.com/parents/ OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: We also have a newsletter you might enjoy, which provides you with everything I do across all platforms--sent to you once a month (I hate newsletters--BUT it's the ONLY way to stay in touch if more big corp platforms decide to shut down little guys like me. It's for the cool parents, just so you know. You can sign up on the parenting page of my website, or just go to https://TheParentingList.com Support us!
Mar 5 2022
11 mins
Dealing With Outside Forces | FOP 12
A mother is the most under appreciate person in the world…and we should be spanked just for that fact. As I’ve said many time, society wants to convert you, or destroy you. Many don’t share that view with me, but I’ll argue that society doesn’t give a damn about the family, and it works hard to dismantle ‘traditional’ family values. Fathers are portrayed as walking jokes or people to be embarrassed by, while mothers are mocked for wanting anything other than a career, while Uncle Sam claims to be a parent in your family structure. BTW, Uncle Sam is no longer invited to family functions. He’s proven to be creepy as hell. So why am I bringing this up so far into this series about your parenting WHY? Find the full article on my blog here: https://fundamentalsofparenting.com/dealing-with-outside-forces/   IF YOU ENJOYED THIS CONTENT---Think of two to three people who could benefit and share this with them. HOW TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS: If you want to comment, ask a question or give me feedback (good or bad, I appreciate feedback so I can improve how I get you the information) just use the contact form found at https://jaimebuckley.com/parents/ OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: We also have a newsletter you might enjoy, which provides you with everything I do across all platforms--sent to you once a month (I hate newsletters--BUT it's the ONLY way to stay in touch if more big corp platforms decide to shut down little guys like me. It's for the cool parents, just so you know. You can sign up on the parenting page of my website, or just go to https://TheParentingList.com Support us!
Feb 24 2022
10 mins
Generate Strength and Resolve | FOP 11Keeping Your Focus | FOP 10
"Miracles can happen when we focus on the MOST important things of life.” If there’s one thing you count on in life, it’s distractions. Life and society tend to fill every crevice of our attention with something. A place to go, a person to talk to, something to do…but when I stop to think about it, are these things the MOST important things to do? If you haven’t seen this video, I highly recommend you take the few minutes to watch it. I know, I know—just talked about being distracted, and now I’m giving you a YouTube video to watch! But I promise this is important and will give you a particular perspective on king focused upon the MOST important things. Here's the YouTube link...   Today we're going to talk about the WHY and HOW of staying focused, so we can kick butt when it comes to raising our kids! Find the full article on my blog here: https://jaimebuckley.com/keeping-your-focus/   IF YOU ENJOYED THIS CONTENT---Think of two to three people who could benefit and share this with them. HOW TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS: If you want to comment, ask a question or give me feedback (good or bad, I appreciate feedback so I can improve how I get you the information) just use the contact form found at https://jaimebuckley.com/parents/ OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: We also have a newsletter you might enjoy, which provides you with everything I do across all platforms--sent to you once a month (I hate newsletters--BUT it's the ONLY way to stay in touch if more big corp platforms decide to shut down little guys like me. It's for the cool parents, just so you know. You can sign up on the parenting page of my website, or just go to https://TheParentingList.com Support us!
Feb 24 2022
11 mins
Eliminate Unhelpful Emotions | FOP 9
Feb 24 2022
9 mins
Create Unity Between Parents | FOP 8
Feb 22 2022
11 mins
Create Meaning In What You Do | FOP 7Maintaining Consistency | FOP 6
Feb 22 2022
18 mins
The Decision Has Already Been Made | FOP 5
"Your children are always watching you…especially when you think they aren’t. The most powerful thing you can do is lead by your example." Not has changed much with my voice, and sleeping one hour at a time is proving to be a bit challenging, but we work with what we have. The point is to keep life as stable as much as possible for the children. That's a decision Kathilynn and I made when all this started snowballing in our lives. Making your decisions ahead of time can save you from a great deal of emotional weight. You may not think that's a big deal--but when you're having to keep a family together and sane as loved ones are passing from this life, it becomes more important that you realize. Find the full article on my blog here: https://jaimebuckley.com/the-decision-has-already-been-made/   IF YOU ENJOYED THIS CONTENT---Think of two to three people who could benefit and share this with them. HOW TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS: If you want to comment, ask a question or give me feedback (good or bad, I appreciate feedback so I can improve how I get you the information) just use the contact form found at https://jaimebuckley.com/parents/ OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: We also have a newsletter you might enjoy, which provides you with everything I do across all platforms--sent to you once a month (I hate newsletters--BUT it's the ONLY way to stay in touch if more big corp platforms decide to shut down little guys like me. It's for the cool parents, just so you know. You can sign up on the parenting page of my website, or just go to https://TheParentingList.com Support us!
Feb 22 2022
11 mins
Discovering Your Parenting WHY | FOP 4
"Nothing you achieve in life will compensate for your failure as a parent." We start off the season (which is all completed and on it's way), by talking about 'Discovering Your Parenting WHY'. There's a ton going on in our lives here in my home right now--me being ill and seasonal bronchitis, my wife gone to be at the birth of my granddaughter...and my noble son, Simon is sitting at his grandfathers bedside upstairs, just in case he passes away. UPDATE: Asia had the baby 12 minutes after this recording was completed. She is fine, her new daughter is fine, and my awesome son-in-law Kolby is also fine. I guess what I'm trying to explain is--I'll do the best I can with whatever I have and whatever I'm going through...because this show and it's content is important. YOU are important. Your FAMILY is important,...and I wasn't willing to wait any longer. Find the full article on my blog here: https://jaimebuckley.com/discovering-your-parenting-why/ IF YOU ENJOYED THIS CONTENT---Think of two to three people who could benefit and share this with them. HOW TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS: If you want to comment, ask a question or give me feedback (good or bad, I appreciate feedback so I can improve how I get you the information) just use the contact form found at https://jaimebuckley.com/parents/ OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: We also have a newsletter you might enjoy, which provides you with everything I do across all platforms--sent to you once a month (I hate newsletters--BUT it's the ONLY way to stay in touch if more big corp platforms decide to shut down little guys like me. It's for the cool parents, just so you know. You can sign up on the parenting page of my website, or just go to https://TheParentingList.com Support us!
Feb 19 2022
25 mins
Trailer12 Concrete Reasons Why The Kids Should Kiss Your Apron | FOP 3
Mar 7 2019
19 mins
What's Your WHY As A Parent? | FOP 2Hey Parents, You CAN Do This! | FOP 1