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MOM NETWORK starts Monday!

Posted on 10/03/17 by Dale Wilsher 1 Comment

In 6 short days we will be launching our first MOM NETWORK coaching call.  Don’t miss it.  Listen in to learn more.

We will meet from 1:00-2:30pm MST on Monday, October 9 to discuss the personality types of our children.

If you’ve ever been stumped by your child’s behavior or triggered by their nutty actions–this is the call for you.

We will look at the 4 personality types and the needs of each type.  We will look at the strengths and fears of each type.

You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of your child, fresh ideas for parenting their type and 20 one-liners to say to your child to affirm and encourage their strengths.

Sign up now!

 

 

Why is my child so different from me?

Posted on 09/07/17 by Dale Wilsher No Comments

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Is your child a real mystery to you?  Does he do things you’d never do?  Does she say things you’d never say?  Do you struggle to connect with them because you just don’t understand what makes them tick?

Well, first of all, this is quite common.  You’re not alone.  When I spoke with the coordinator of an upcoming parenting conference, she told me that their most requested topic was understanding children’s personality types.

The great news is that there are real answers to your questions about your child.

Understanding  your child’s unique personality provides helpful information about their emotional needs and signature strengths.  It can immediately improve your family’s communication and build connection and trust.  It can help you adjust your expectations and communicate in ways so that everyone feels accepted and heard.

If this sounds like just what you need, then join me on

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9am-12pm

at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder for the

 Personality Parenting Seminar

 

Come solo or bring your spouse.  Childcare is provided.  This will be a great opportunity to learn about your child’s type as well as your own personality type.

It’s so important to remember that you were designed by God with your own type, your own set of strengths and weaknesses, to be the perfect parent to your children.  The things you do well and the things you can’t do at all, make you the perfect person to love, guide and connect with your child.

Click here for more information, a short video, and registration.

Hope to see you there!

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Whatcha Doing on Friday?

Posted on 06/14/17 by Dale Wilsher No Comments

Hi everyone!

If you are free this Friday, June 16, join me on Channelmom radio as we talk about understanding the personality types of our children.

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This will be great information for you if you

  • sometimes wonder what makes your child tick
  • struggle to understand your child
  • get triggered by their behaviors
  • are curious to know why they are so different from you
  • desperately need to find a way to communicate and connect with your child

After an overview of all types, we will focus this episode on our little extroverts.

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Listen in this Friday from 1:00-1:30pm on the radio (94.7 FM), online (94.7 The Word Online) or watch us on FB Live and type your personality questions into the comment bar.  ChannelMom’s page on Facebook is:  https://www.facebook.com/ChannelMom/

 

As an extra bonus…

There will be 2 free Tip Sheets on my website for you to download, one for parents of introverts and one for parents of extroverts.

Don’t miss out!

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Three New Parenting Talks for 2017

Posted on 04/12/17 by Dale Wilsher No Comments

Hey MOPS and MOPSNext Moms!

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I’ve got three new parenting talks for your groups.

 

  1.  Three Life Coaching Tools for Moms:

Do you feel overwhelmed by the seemingly endless needs of your family?  Are you tired and depleted wondering how you are going to get it all done?  Do you ever feel resentful, like you are doing all the work, and you have no choice but to make it happen? Or do you feel insecure sometimes thinking that you are not good enough or something is wrong with you?  Not to worry–help is on the way–Dale will teach you about three specific life coaching tools to help each mom find balance, make wise decisions, and live confidently.

  1.  How to Raise Authentic, Responsible, and Capable Kids

From her experience as a mother to four girls and as a professional life coach, Dale will teach you the necessary elements you need to know to raise children who are authentic rather than fake, responsible rather than immature, and capable believing deep down that all things really are possible.

 3.  Overcoming Impatience as a Mom

We all lose patience with our children, but how do you stop reacting in anger and start responding in truth?  Dale explains how to deal with our emotional brains that trigger us to react defensively and usually keep us stuck in impatience.  She shows us how to engage our thinking brains to look at the reasons behind our impatience and to guide us to rational, loving parenting solutions.

 

I’d love to speak to your group!

If you’d like to book one of these new parenting talks or any of my classic messages for moms (http://dalewilsher.com/dale/speaking/) contact me here (http://dalewilsher.com/dale/contact/) for rates and availability.

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3 Three Tips for Families Who DO Chores

Posted on 10/26/16 by Dale Wilsher No Comments

unknown-2Last month I wrote about the “whys” behind implementing chores for your children, in the hope that I might motivate, encourage or simply remind you of the benefits of family responsibility, especially when it all seems like an uphill battle. On the days when no one wants to do their chores, when I seem to be working harder to train them to do their chores than they are at doing them, when I can’t come up with good chores for them to do–that is when I need to be reminded as to why I’m doing this. I thought that might help you too.

There are three more tips I want to offer that will help you persevere and be blessed by family chores:

Check out the tips at http://www.1corinthians13parenting.com/3-three-tips-for-families-who-do-chores/#comment-152111

 

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4 Reasons Why Your Child Needs to do Chores

Posted on 09/28/16 by Dale Wilsher No Comments

1-2-120-25-explorepahistory-a0a5x9-a_349-1Someone once asked me if my children did chores. I answered with an enthusiastic Yes! followed by a list of their household responsibilities. As I shared, my inquirer’s eyes grew wider and seemingly more troubled, “Sheesh, you guys are like farmers, milking the cows and feeding the chickens.” I know. And we don’t even have a farm. I took it as a compliment.

Keep reading here:  http://www.1corinthians13parenting.com/4-reasons-child-needs-chores/

Weirdness Part 2

Posted on 07/21/16 by DaleWilsher No Comments

Unknown-2I just received a comment that the “continue reading” link didn’t work for the last blog, “When Your Kid is Weird.”  To clear that up, I have included the entire blog here.  Hope it brings you hope and joy in the challenges of your life.

When Your Kid is Weird

Well, not really weird, even though that is how you both may feel sometimes. Maybe more like different or uniquely challenged. I have a daughter with ADHD who is always louder and more hyper—different—than other children. I also have a daughter with an anxiety disorder who has struggled greatly as the consequences of her actions have landed her in the legal arena. You haven’t lived until your child has their own probation officer. Still, it’s a different experience. I spoke to a friend today whose son was recently diagnosed with autism. They’ve had to make tough decisions to hold him back a grade, change his school, and adjust the sports he can participate in. All things that make him different than the other kids which in turn can make them feel different from the other families.

 

When your child is different other kids don’t always want to be friends with them. When your child is different other parents don’t really know what to say to you.

When your child is different you sometimes wonder if you (and your child) drew the short straw because life just seems harder.

 

I get it.

 

But this is what I know to be true: if your child is offbeat, atypical or even a little weird they are one of the lucky ones.

 

They will experience weakness and need God’s strength.

They will experience loneliness and need God’s presence.

They will experience limitations and need God’s possibilities.

They will experience pain and need God’s comfort.

 

They will experience a need for God that most children won’t ever know. And need gives us the opportunity for deeper knowledge and intimacy with God. Need, found in the weirdness of our lives, is the absolute best thing that could ever happen to us.

 

Great blessings belong to those who know they are spiritually in need. God’s kingdom belongs to them. Matthew 5:3

When Your Kid is Weird

Posted on 07/19/16 by DaleWilsher 1 Comment

Unknown-2Well, not really weird, even though that is how you both may feel sometimes. Maybe more like different or uniquely challenged. I have a daughter with ADHD who is always louder and more hyper—different—than other children. I also have a daughter with an anxiety disorder who has struggled greatly as the consequences of her actions have landed her in the legal arena. You haven’t lived until your child has their own probation officer. Still, it’s a different experience. I spoke to a friend today whose son was recently diagnosed with autism. They’ve had to make tough decisions to hold him back a grade, change his school, and adjust the sports he can participate in. All things that make him different than the other kids which in turn can make them feel different from the other families.

Continue reading at http://www.1corinthians13parenting.com/kid-weird/


I promise it gets better.  Much better.  There is great blessing in weirdness.

The Answer to Kid Clutter

Posted on 03/02/16 by DaleWilsher No Comments

Who left their backpack in the hallway?
Whose stuff is this on the floor?
Get your softball cleats off the kitchen table!

As a mom trying to maintain a sense of order and a decent amount of cleanliness around my house, I can get pretty frustrated and down right angry over the stuff that my children leave all over the house: shoes under the coffee table, jackets on the kitchen table, notebooks on the island.

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With four children, the amount of stuff left behind can feel overwhelming and it can turn me into a screaming mimi to get it decluttered especially when my kids know better.

I don’t want to be like this. I want to be a calm parent that loves my children even when they are a mess.

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I want to teach them to pick up after themselves in a sane and productive way. And I want to guide them into a better way to live in community with others.

And then one day it came to me…the Dollar Buy Back concept…

 

-To keep reading go to: http://www.1corinthians13parenting.com/answer-kid-clutter/#sthash.7ADeifQu.dpuf

 

Do You Want Good or Great?

Posted on 02/08/16 by DaleWilsher No Comments

41EV9hbgbCL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_I just finished reading the NY Times bestseller, Good to Great, by Jim Collins. While written as a business book, I found that it contained helpful information for parents that want to build and enjoy not just good, but GREAT families.

The main obstacle to GREATness, according to the author, is being satisfied with goodness. If we settle for good, he says, we will never get great. So where might parents settle for good?

We can settle for good when we become content with minimal conflict, superficial conversations, and behavior that doesn’t tarnish the family name. We can settle for good when there are no major problems and life feels fairly stable. We can settle for good when the kids get good grades, act compliant, and are generally pleasant to be around.

So why rock the boat when family life is good?

 Click here to read more…
http://www.1corinthians13parenting.com/dont-settle-good-can-great-family/
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