I recently was interviewed by my friend Sherry Walling, Ph.D. She the mother of two sons, a clinical psychologist, a seminary graduate (Fuller), a world traveler, and a person who spends Friday nights at home in sweatpants. The Parenting Reimagined podcast is her brainchild.
I felt a bit odd thinking forwardly in this interview, so I have to admit that this was a situation where I didn’t feel “in my element.” All of my previous interviews have had to do with issues of ministry, politics, culture, or theology so this was a fresh experience for me. With that said, I’ve done some reflecting about the sort of parent I’d like to be and hopefully that is encouraging for folks who listen to my interview. I had fun chatting about parenting!
I highly recommend that you subscribe to Parenting Reimagined. Below is the description of the purpose of this podcast.
Becoming a parent is a life-changing event. Much of the public conversation is about doing parenting tasks (sleep training, potty training, disciplining, preparing for college, being a tiger mother). We don’t talk much about the deeper experiences, the ones that stretch and transform us.
Parenting Reimagined is an attempt to move beyond the “how to’s” to deeper conversations about being a parent. It is a place for parents to talk about what parenting has taught them, how it has transformed them, and what it has meant for the landscape of their inner lives. It is a conversation about spirituality, identity, passion, vocation, mistakes, new beginnings, joy, and the many challenges of nurturing young lives.