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Raising Worry-Free Kids with David Thomas, LMSW

The Adoption Connection | a podcast by and for adoptive parents

Kids are growing up in a world of worry today. Anxiety, in fact, is a childhood epidemic, effecting 1 out of every 4 children. Kids of all ages feel pressure...from the expectations around them, inside of them, and even, unknowingly, from us. What can we do to slow the epidemic for kids, in general? And, even more importantly, what can you do to calm the worry-related meltdowns and help your child find the confidence to fight his or her own brand of Worry Monster?In this workshop, you’ll gain:understanding the what’s and why’s in terms of the differences between anxiety and worry, and where your child is on the continuumhelp practically with tools to overcome the worry that he or she will inevitably facehope as your child discovers a sense of resilience that is stronger than any worry this age ofanxiety can bringChildren need understanding, help, and hope. You can make a profound difference in their their journey to finding all three. You will come out of this seminar feeling not only more confident in your parenting but in your ability to help them discover all of the courage that is already inside of them.Relevant LinksRaising Boys & Girls WebsiteBooks by David ThomasRaising Boys & Girls PodcastFollow David on Instagram

39mins

6 Dec 2022

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David Thomas on What Makes a Healthy Parent (Type 1) [S06-0017]

Typology

As the director of family counseling at Daystar Counseling in Nashville, TN, David Thomas has seen some patterns develop over the years.  “Some of the healthiest parents I have worked with over the years are parents in recovery,” says David. “Because you've done your work: those basic tenets of ‘I understand I have a struggle, I need God, I need community.’” Those are principles that apply for everyone, whether in recovery or not, and they reflect a kind of humble acknowledgement of reality that every parent needs.  But there’s another way into these concepts: “The other set of parents that I see are the healthiest are those who are using the Enneagram,” says David. “You're getting connected with some of those same things. Understanding, ‘Here's what the shadow side looks like, Here are my traps, Here are my vulnerabilities.” This week, we talk to David Thomas about his own experience dealing with the Enneagram One’s inner monologue, how the shadow side comes out in parenting, and how the Enneagram can help us raise emotionally strong boys.  — David Thomas, LMSW, is the director of family counseling at Daystar Counseling in Nashville, TN, and the coauthor of ten books, including the bestselling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys and Are My Kids on Track? He is the co-host of the top 10 parenting podcast “Raising Boys and Girls.” To learn more about David Thomas, follow him on Instagram, visit his website, or check out his new book, Raising Emotionally Strong Boys: Tools Your Son Can Build On for Life.

50mins

27 Oct 2022

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HH #533 Collaboration Over Competition with David Thomas and Sissy Goff

The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey

My next two guests are mastering collaboration over competition. Together, they have written several books, including Are My Kids On Track, and Intentional Parenting. They are also the hosts of the Raising Boys & Girls podcast. Sissy Goff is the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries for more than thirty years. David has been at Daystar for 25 years, now serving as the Director of Family Counseling. Have you enjoyed our Collaboration Over Competition series so far? If so, it only gets better! On the episode today, David and Sissy talk about the fear of someone liking the other person’s books more than they like yours, and how we can benefit from each other’s strengths. We also have a discussion on what Sissy and David say are the greatest struggles parents today face, and whether or not parents are responding adequately to kids who might be dealing with depression. David mentioned that he has only authored one book by himself, and he believes collaborating with others makes him a better writer. He says it is so much better when we work together and surround ourselves with people who outpace us. We talked about anxiety and the stress kids experience today as they apply to get into college, and that is something I’ve only recently come to learn in starting to launch my own children. When I was applying to get into college, it was not competitive – now, kids are up against so many other applicants just to get into their college of choice, and it is causing anxiety to rise dramatically. Sissy says, “Reminding them of their courage in the moments of anxiety starts with us. We have to use wise words to help our children get through the pressures that are weighing down on them.” Enjoy today’s show! If you find it encouraging, share it with a friend.Connect with JamieFacebook //  Instagram // YouTubeGET ALL THE LINKS FROM THE SHOW HERE

39mins

26 Oct 2022

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Raising Emotionally Strong Boys with David Thomas

Famous at Home

Since outbursts and sullenness are common in boys, it’s easy to assume that’s just how boys are and they will eventually grow out of it. But what if we understood the reasons behind their meltdowns or aloofness? What if there were tools that could help boys build an emotionally strong foundation? In this episode, Josh and Christi talk with their dear friend, David Thomas, LMSW, author, and Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling in Nashville, TN, about his new book Raising Emotionally Strong Boys. Here are some highlights: Practical ways to help your son be resourceful, aware, resilient, and empathetic How we can help our boys problem solve in the midst of their self-pity Strategies to help boys discover a middle ground between shame and blame How to narrate your own navigation strategies in real time with your kids  Click here to watch this episode on YouTube. Show Notes: Order Raising Emotionally Strong Boys: Tools Your Son Can Build On for Life by David Thomas Listen to the Raising Boys and Girls podcast Follow Raising Boys and Girls on Instagram Order What Do I Do With Anger? Order the Famous at Home book

57mins

9 Sep 2022

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Raising Emotionally Strong Children with David Thomas

The Family Discipleship Podcast

Adam Griffin, Cassie Bryant, and Chelsea Griffin are joined by David Thomas from Raising boys and Girls to discuss what it looks like to raise emotionally strong children in today’s culture.Questions Covered in This Episode:For those who don’t know you, David, would you introduce yourself and tell us about you, your family, and your ministry?What’s been your favorite episode of Season 4 of the Raising Boys and Girls Podcast?Can you give us a little bit of the story of where this book came from? Can you tell us about the emotional health we see in Jesus? How can we all model that when our culture is going in the other direction?In the book, you talk about what it might be like if we prioritized emotional health the way we prioritize youth sports or academics. What would it look like in our families if we were doing that? What would have to change?Can you help us understand the three “R’s” that you talk about, “Recognize, Regulate, and Repair”?When it comes to regulating, how do you know when to encourage which strategy? i.e. go work it out physically or go breathe.One of my favorite lines in your book is “In life, we’ve been promised struggle, but we’ve also been guaranteed hope.” Please talk to us about that. What is the hope?You talk about being on a mission to bring back journaling. How do you see that as an important part of dealing with our emotions?If someone doesn’t journal and they want to start, how would you advise them to start?What are the scriptures you lean on the most when you’re helping families think about raising kids that are emotionally strong?At the conclusion of the book, you encourage the readers to stop asking kids “what do you want to do?” and to start asking “who do you want to be?” Can you help us understand what you mean by that?If our listeners want to pray for you and your family, what can they ask God for on your behalf?Guest Bio:David Thomas is the Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN. He is the co-author of ten books, including the best-selling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys and Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social & Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach as well as his two latest titles Raising Emotionally Strong Boys and Strong and Smart: A Boy’s Guide to Building Healthy Emotions. He is a frequent guest on national television and podcasts, including his own called Raising Boys and Girls, has been featured in publications like The Washington Post and USA Today, and speaks across the country. He and his wife, Connie, have a daughter, twin sons, and a yellow lab named Owen. You can follow him on social media @raisingboysandgirls and find the latest parenting resources at raisingboysandgirls.com.Helpful Definitions:Recognize: Paying attention to the signs and signals my body is going to give me when I am having an emotional response.Regulate: Employing healthy coping skills to help me get from stress to settled.Repair: Taking ownership and doing any needed relational work.Blame: Discharged pain.Shame: Self-contempt.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:“Raising Emotionally Strong Boys” by David ThomasRaising boys and Girls PodcastHope HealsJohn 11, Matthew 26:36-46, Matthew 21:12 Isaiah 53:3, Romans 8:22-23, Romans 5:3-5, Ephesians 4:26, Titus 3:4-5Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Training the Church.Follow Us:Instagram | Facebook | TwitterOur Sister Shows:Knowing Faith | Confronting ChristianityThe Family Discipleship Podcast is a podcast of Training the Church. For ad-free episodes and more content check out our Patreon.

38mins

5 Sep 2022

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Ep. 172: 4 Social Milestones Your Son Needs to Reach. With David Thomas

The Boy Mom Podcast with Monica Swanson and Friends

This is part II of a listener-favorite conversation with David Thomas which first aired nearly two years ago! In these episodes we are drawing from a book that David co-authored: “Are Your Kids on Track: 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Kids Needs to Reach.” David’s insights and experience from counseling are relatable and encouraging! This week we are talking about 4 social milestones our sons need to reach, as well as the main stumbling blocks that get in the way. (If you missed it, be sure to go back to last week’s conversation about the 4 emotional milestones!) I think you’ll end this conversation with some new tools and inspiration to help make sure your son is on track socially! www.monicaswanson.com/episode-172 Podcast page (for all episodes) www.monicaswanson.com/podcast

32mins

24 Aug 2022

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Ep. 171: 4 Emotional Milestones Your Son Needs to Reach. With David Thomas

The Boy Mom Podcast with Monica Swanson and Friends

This week and next I am sharing listener favorite-conversations with David Thomas which first aired nearly two years ago. David is a counselor at Daystar Counseling Center in Nashville, TN., and the author of several books. In these episodes we are drawing from his book: “Are Your Kids on Track: 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Kids Needs to Reach.” David’s insights and experience from counseling are relatable and so helpful! This week we are talking about 4 emotional milestones our sons need to reach, as well as the main stumbling blocks that get in the way. Next week we’ll tackle 4 social milestones. I think you’ll end this conversation with some new tools and inspiration to help make sure your son is on track emotionally! www.monicaswanson.com/episode-171 Podcast page (for all episodes) www.monicaswanson.com/podcast

44mins

17 Aug 2022

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Raising Emotionally Strong Boys with David Thomas

Pardon the Mess with Cynthia Yanof

Boys… whatcha gonna do with them? Just kidding.  But they really are unique creatures and if you’re raising one or more, you know that finding ways to help them communicate and express their feelings in a healthy way can be challenging.  David Thomas is a Pardon the Mess favorite, and he’s with us today discussing the importance of raising emotionally strong boys. Don’t miss his insight into why our boys suffer from higher rates of suicide, addiction, and pornography abuse—oftentimes because they haven’t learned to deal with their emotions in a healthy way.  Here are a few highlights: Modeling healthy communication with our boys  The three “R’s” of emotional health  How anxiety and depression present in boys What healthy relationships look like for boys When pulling away is okay… and when it’s not  David’s new book, Raising Emotionally Strong Boys is a must-read. Check it out and all the other great resources offered through Daystar Counseling! Resources from today's show:  Raising Emotionally Strong Boys: Tools Your Son Can Build on for Life Raising Boys and Girls NIV Teen Study Bible A Parent’s Prayer Guide: Key Psalms to Pray Over Your Kids

43mins

4 Aug 2022

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Episode 069 - Raising Emotionally Strong Boys with David Thomas

Human Hope with Carlos Whittaker

People ask me all the time when I'm going to write a parenting book. My answer is NEVER because David already has. II have devoured every single thing this man has written and said about parenting as well as trusted him with the heart of our youngest for years through the counseling program at Daystar where David Thomas is the head of family couonseling. In today's epidsode David TAKES US TO SCHOOL on how the old fashioned ways of raising boys may need some course correction. Trust me you are goonna love it...--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

46mins

28 Jul 2022

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David Thomas: The Mayor of Dadville

Dadville with Dave Barnes and Jon McLaughlin

The mayor is back! David Thomas is to Dadville as Steve Martin is to SNL. Every time David graces us with his presence we become smarter. In today's episode we cover his 2(!) new books, managing tech with your kids, and having difficult conversations about tragedy.  Thanks to our sponsors! Express VPN - Visit ExpressVPN.com/dadville and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package. Methodical Coffee - Visit methodicalcoffee.com for more information and use the discount code DADVILLE for 10% off your first order. Shopify - Go to shopify.com/dadville for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features.

1hr 27mins

12 Jul 2022

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