We hope you’ve been enjoying the parenting series on The Martha + Mary Show. This week’s conversation concludes the series with helpful insights from author and counselor, Brenda Yoder.
Disclosure: Affiliate links are used in this post. If you choose to purchase through the links, we may be compensated at no additional cost to you. See full disclosure policy.
Listen to the latest episode below, on our podcast webpage, or access Episode #131 on your favorite podcast app.
Show Notes for Episode 131: The Reality of Launching Your Kids with Brenda Yoder
Brenda Yoder discusses the reality of launching your kids without losing your mind.
Theme Music: “Found” by Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder Venture3Media/Circle of Friends
Show Sponsor: Brave Mom, Brave Kids by Lee Nienhuis
Today’s Guest: Brenda Yoder is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, speaker, author, and life coach. She’s authored Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind; Balance, Busyness & Not Doing It All, has been featured in The Washington Post and in Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She’s the host of the Life Beyond the Picket Fence podcast and co-host of the Midlife Mom Podcast and Midlife Mom Facebook Community.
Things We Talk About:
- Fledge by Brenda Yoder
- Midlife Moms podcast
- Don’t steal the struggle
- Definition of entitlement, enmeshment, and co-dependency
- Joel 2:25
Brenda unpacks the following definitions during our conversation:
Entitlement: giving our kids a false sense of what they deserve without effort, without growth, without a sense of responsibility or ownership.
Enmeshment: an overly involved intertwining of parent and child, when we don’t separate our children’s lives and their stories and decisions from our own.
Co-dependency: when one person supports the needs of the other person in a way that does not allow the other person to be responsible for their own behaviors and choices; an unhealthy interdependence between parent and child.
Keep these 5 things in mind when you’ve blown it as a parent:
- You did the best you knew at the time.
- Own up to your mistakes and ask your child for forgiveness.
- Walk in a new way.
- Give grace to yourself and grace to your kids.
- Have hope in the redemption available through Christ (He heals broken relationships).
Connect with Us:
- The Martha + Mary Show webpage
- Podcast Group on Facebook: Martha and Mary Show Sisterhood
- IG Handles: @leenienhuis @katie_m_reid @brendayoderspeaks
- Producer: Jeanna Lesausky
Subscribe to the show and leave a rating and review.What if the struggle your kids are facing is just what they need to grow and mature? @BrendaYoderLMHC #marthamaryshow #parenting Click To Tweet
Latest episodes of the podcast: