52 episodes

(Formerly Throwback Parenting)

Lynnette and Greg Sheppard believe in raising grownups, not children. This husband and wife pair have spent the past 20 + years in the trenches of raising five very different children, most of whom have insanely strong wills. In the process, they have learned a few things about responsible, respectful, resilient, self-disciplined, independent, faithful young adults who are prepared to meet the challenges of life. They want to share their knowledge and experience with you.

Listen in each week for an animated and thought-provoking discussion about raising kids who can stand on their own two feet. You will walk away with both strategies and inspiration to help you strengthen your family and set your kids up for success.

(And, in case you were wondering, Lynnette is a Certified Leadership Parenting Coach and Greg is a pediatric dentist who works with all sorts of kids and their parents.)

How to Raise Grownups Lynnette and Greg Sheppard

    • Parenting
    • 4.9, 26 Ratings

(Formerly Throwback Parenting)

Lynnette and Greg Sheppard believe in raising grownups, not children. This husband and wife pair have spent the past 20 + years in the trenches of raising five very different children, most of whom have insanely strong wills. In the process, they have learned a few things about responsible, respectful, resilient, self-disciplined, independent, faithful young adults who are prepared to meet the challenges of life. They want to share their knowledge and experience with you.

Listen in each week for an animated and thought-provoking discussion about raising kids who can stand on their own two feet. You will walk away with both strategies and inspiration to help you strengthen your family and set your kids up for success.

(And, in case you were wondering, Lynnette is a Certified Leadership Parenting Coach and Greg is a pediatric dentist who works with all sorts of kids and their parents.)

    Episode 052: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Dental Care During a Pandemic

    Episode 052: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Dental Care During a Pandemic

    With the COVID-19 pandemic taking the world by storm and disrupting many aspects of our lives, dental care has become tricky. Most, if not all, dentists throughout the country (and world) have been forced to shut their doors due to supply shortages and government mandates. In most cases, they are authorized to treat dental emergencies, but other procedures have been temporarily suspended.
    So what does that mean for parents and their kids? Our resident pediatric dentist, Dr. Gregory Sheppard, is here today to answer that question and many others like it.
    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: What the Center for Disease Control, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has recommended for dental care in the midst of COVID-19 Why most dentists have temporarily closed their practices What to do if your dentist is closed and your child is experiencing tooth pain How to determine if the symptoms your child is experiencing constitute a dental emergency What to look for to determine if your child has an abscessed, (or infected) tooth, and why it is vital to get treatment immediately if an infection is present What to do if your child knocks out a tooth (during a pandemic or any other time), and how long you have to save the tooth under such circumstances What your dentist REALLY wants you to understand right now Follow along on Instagram
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    • 36 min
    Episode 051: How to Remain Grounded and Productive Amidst a Crisis with Ceri Payne

    Episode 051: How to Remain Grounded and Productive Amidst a Crisis with Ceri Payne

    With the cloud of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, many of us may be feeling a little (or a lot) overwhelmed. We have been thrown into a homeschool environment for which we were not prepared. We are isolated from other people. Many of us are facing economic threats. Significant events and vacations have been canceled or postponed indefinitely. And, on top of all of that, we are dealing with feelings of anxiety, grief, or disappointment while trying to help our kids work through their emotions.
    Today, my guest, Ceri Payne, is teaching some skills and mindsets to help each of us stay grounded and productive amidst the growing tide of uncertainty and chaos. She is wise and experienced, and her words are reassuring and hopeful. She is a heaven-sent guest at this time.
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    Instagram: @organizedlife.coach Facebook: Ceri Payne Coaching Website: www.organizedlife.coach

    • 40 min
    Episode 050: The Best of the Podcast (so far)

    Episode 050: The Best of the Podcast (so far)

    It has been one year since we launched the podcast. It has been a year of learning and growth and evolution. In that time, we have recorded 50 episodes and met some awesome people. Today, we are sharing some of our favorite clips from a year's worth of episodes. These short snippets will make you laugh, make you think, and help you to be better parents. We hope you enjoy them!
    Clip one: Episode 2 - Courageous Parenting
    Clip two: Episode 30 - Raising Indistractable Kids with Nir Eyal (my personal favorite!)
    Clip three: Episode 10 - What Teens Wish Their Parents Understood, with Elise Sheppard
    Clip four: Episode 31 - God's Parenting Blueprint
    Clip five: Episode 5 - Help! My Kids Won't Listen (The most downloaded episode of the year!)
    Also...we are doing a GIVEAWAY to celebrate our birthday! We will be giving away two boxes of goodies to two lucky winners:
    The first box contains:
    The book, How to Raise an Adult, by Julie Lythcott-Haimes The game Cover Your Assets The game Telestrations The second box contains:
    The book, The Parenting Breakthrough, by Merrilee Boyack The game Codenames Family Table Topics: Questions to Start Great Conversations To be entered into a drawing to receive one of these boxes of family fun, leave us a 5-star review on iTunes. Then send a screenshot of your review to hello@lynnettesheppard.com OR send it as a DM on Instagram. If you have already left a review at some point during the year, that totally counts! Send me a screenshot of your review, and I will put your name in the drawing. 
    The deadline to enter is Monday, March 30, 2020. Winners will be announced on next week's episode of the podcast (March 31) and on Instagram. Let the fun begin!!
     
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    • 46 min
    Episode 049: Be Not Troubled

    Episode 049: Be Not Troubled

    This week has been straight crazy! Circumstances that we could not have foreseen a month ago have now become a reality: school and church closures, quarantines, empty shelves at the grocery store. Fear. Panic.
    A week ago, I was wondering what all the COVID-19 hype was about. Now Greg cannot even get masks at his dental office because all the suppliers are out of stock. Unless some miracle happens, he will likely have to close his doors by week's end.
    Reality is a beast these days.
    In light of that, I recorded a message of hope and encouragement that was initially meant for the sisters in my ward. Given current circumstances, however, I wonder if others might benefit from it also.
    Yes, we live in turbulent times, but all is not lost. God is at the helm and, through Him, we can find peace.
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    • 16 min
    Episode 048: Public? Private? Charter? What We Have Learned in the Pursuit of Education

    Episode 048: Public? Private? Charter? What We Have Learned in the Pursuit of Education

    Over the course of raising five very different children, we have explored several different educational options, including neighborhood public schools and a handful of charter schools. For many years, we chased after the best education, playing musical schools in search of the perfect fit. By the time our oldest child was in the seventh grade, he had attended six schools.
    In the process of trying a variety of schools that offered different types and qualities of education, we have learned a thing or two that we are excited to share with you. Now that our oldest two kids have started college, we are seeing the results of their educational journies. If we had it to do over again, we might choose a slightly different path, but learning is always a winding road of self-discovery. Today, we are thrilled to share our hard-won experience and perspective with you.
    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: Why we left the neighborhood elementary school in search of a different educational option How we landed in the charter school system, and what we experienced at three different charter schools What is was like to transition to the (massive) neighborhood high school after several years at a tiny charter school Why we feel that the extracurricular options a school has are vital to the overall educational experience (especially in high school) How we discovered that the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence Why we feel that education includes much more than academics alone What led us to believe that AP classes are not always worth it Each school comes with its tradeoffs (and some big ones we navigated) Even the best schools have their issues How we learned that there is no right or wrong way to educate your child Find Show Notes Here
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    • 44 min
    Episode 047: Helping Kids Discover Their Strengths with Heather Glenn

    Episode 047: Helping Kids Discover Their Strengths with Heather Glenn

    As a child, teenager, and even a young adult, I did not have a firm grasp of my strengths. I felt like I did a lot of things OK, but nothing really well. When I got to college, I had a tough time figuring out what to study in part because I did not understand where I was strong. I mean, I knew to avoid any career that focused heavily on math. But other than that, I was pretty clueless.
    Today's guest, Heather Glenn, specializes in helping teens and young adults discover their strengths and match them with their interests to find the perfect career. In this interview, she and I explore how we, as parents, can help our kids discover and nurture their strengths throughout their lives.
    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: How developing an understanding of their strengths (and weaknesses) can help kids, teens, and young adults to live with more intention and joy The relationship between strengths and weaknesses, and why weaknesses are not a bad thing How to recognize and nurture your kids' strengths from a young age even (and especially) when their unrefined gifts might drive you crazy How perfectionism gets in the way of this process, and a few things you can do to move beyond the need to be perfect The difference between strengths and personality The process to help teens prepare for college and career paths by factoring their natural gifts and weaknesses into the equation Find show notes here: http://www.lynnettesheppard.com/47/
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    CONNECT WITH HEATHER: Visit her website: alignedambition.com Learn about her strengths and career consulting services Connect with her on Instagram

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

He's spin ,

Such an insightful podcast!

I seriously love listening to this podcast! The Sheppards are so knowledgeable. I’ve been following Lynnette on Instagram for about a year and I’ve loved watching and learning from her insta stories. This podcast elaborates on the tips I’ve seen from her instagram and it’s helping me learn how to be the type of parent that I want to be one day. :)

Mom2eajcm ,

Helpful in my parenting

This is one of only a few podcasts I listen to regularly. I really appreciate Lynnette’s (and her husband’s) perspective, having not only formal training, but also life experience with her own children being a just a few years older than my older children. It has helped me feel more confident as I navigate through the parenting of my own strong-willed children.

racheleb00 ,

Great content

Just got introduced to this podcast about a week ago and I can’t stop listening. I have gone back to the very beginning and have learned so many things that I will now be using with my own parenting. I could be more grateful that this landed on my lap at this time. I look forward to the many more podcast from them!

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