A show about relationships, the Fresh Start Family show is hosted by husband and wife team Terry and Wendy Snyder. Fresh Start Family is an online Positive Parenting company and community and this podcast tackles a range of topics and hosts that bring reality, hope, and a path to more peace in the home and world. Expand your heart, learn new tools, strengthen your family.
Fear is Your Friend: Why it’s important to not avoid ‘feeling scared’ as a parent
Today Terry and I are going to discuss something that our world has certainly been facing: FEAR.
Of the 5 basic emotions: happy, mad, sad, hurt and scared, I think it’s safe to say that fear is one of the hardest for us all to process and deal with.
I know it certainly has been a tough emotion for me to navigate growing up in a home where fear was present, but never openly discussed. I was not given the tools to deal properly with fear and I’m sure many of you are in the same spot I was.
I want to encourage you, families … that we have the opportunity to do it different with our kids as we raise the next generation of human souls.
Fear is not the enemy. Fear is our friend!
Find out more in the show notes: www.freshstartfamilyonline.com/73
Building A Culturally Diverse Home Through Books and Storytelling with Mijha Godfrey
It’s Black History Month, families, and we are so excited about our wonderful guest, Mijha Godfrey, who brings us beautiful insights about storytelling and books for kids with a focus on racial reconciliation and making a better world.
Mijha Godfrey has always had a heart for social justice, which led her to pursue a career as a lawyer and a former affordable housing developer, and she is now the founder of Jambo Books, which we talk about on today’s episode!
Find out more in the show notes: www.freshstartfamilyonline.com/72
Handing Children A Legacy of Justice and Righteousness with Dorena Williamson
Today Terry and I had the absolute honor of sitting down with author & longtime bridge-builder, Dorena Williamson. Dorena and her husband have spent the last 25 years building God’s Kingdom at their multicultural church in Nashville, Strong Tower Bible Church.
Dorena sits down with us today to talk about how we can unify God’s diverse kingdom and heal generations of racism.
It all starts in our homes.
Find out more in the show notes: www.freshstartfamilyonline.com/71
Dealing with Big Ugly Feelings with Michelle Kenney Carlson
Okay, families .. Are you frustrated or feeling overwhelmed dealing with tantrums, strong-willed kids and overall super erratic up & down emotions?
Trust me when I say, we’ve ALL been there!
If you are exhausted using the typical and ineffective reward and punishment systems of parenting and ready to positively and dramatically change your life, today’s episode is just for you!
Today we are talking to Michelle Kenney Carlson, self-proclaimed “reformed yeller and control freak - turned parenting coach”, about how to deal with these Big Ugly Feelings that are tough to navigate as parents and families.
Find out more in the show notes: www.freshstartfamilyonline.com/70
Calm the Chaos with Organization Expert Kristi Clover
Organizing your home can be a daunting task during busy seasons. Many of us often take a step back and find ourselves asking, “Where do I even start?!”
We can relate, and want to provide you with some practical ways to tackle the chaos and bring a little more peace into your home.
On today’s episode we are diving into some of those practical and simple strategies to incorporate in your home with organization and efficiency expert, Kristi Clover.
FInd out more in the show notes: www.freshstartfamilyonline.com/69
Detaching from Kids’ Misbehavior with Connection & Calm
What is detachment?
In today’s episode, we take a look at what detachment truly is and we debunk some of the misconceptions that surround detachment.
To give you a brief overview here, here at Fresh Start Family, we believe that true detachment is when nothing that someone else says or does disturbs your sense of value & worth. This is so important in parenting because as much as we want to control things like:
our children’s behavior
the opinions of others
and many other aspects of life that are out of our control
Find out more in the show notes: www.freshstartfamilyonline.com/68
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