RBG Podcast: Emily and Matthew West Interview

M-019 - Family

Raising Boys and Girls Podcast: Intentional Conversations

with Emily and Matthew West

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The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is bringing you Intentional Conversations with parents in the trenches! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they talk with artist Matthew West and his wife, Emily, about being playful parents.

Helpful Insights from the Episode

Being playful is more important now more than ever.

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Playful parenting means meeting our kids where they are. What that looks like will change from season to season. Emily West

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Playful parenting can just mean bringing out the fun in others.

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Challenges to being a playful parent:

The heaviness of what is going on in our lives (especially in this season) can keep us from being playful. 

Being so focused on planning and organization can keep us from being playful.

The phone and social media can be a challenge to being focused on our kids and in the moment with them.

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Things that help you be a playful parent:

Spontaneity or creating fun in the moment.

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Our kids can teach us what it means to be playful if we follow their lead. Matthew West

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Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:14 NIV

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Create a welcoming environment and involve your kids’ friends in family play.

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Help your kids understand:

As much as we love you, there is a God who loves you so much more!

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We can’t BE Jesus to our children, but we can NEED Jesus in front of them. Leslie Leyland Fields

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Connect with Emily and Matthew West . . .

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