The coronavirus has knocked our lives for a loop. How can dads find some joy in the new normal?
This is a strange and disruptive time. In fact, there has been a significant gap since the last time I posted a podcast. Some of it was because I was actually sick for a while. Some of that was because I was scrambling like you.
But in the meantime, I was thinking about hosting a fire-side chat or webinar to help us get through this time. I hosted my first one on Tuesday night. It was entitled Fathers At Home: Finding Joy In the New Normal.
I spent some time giving 12 suggestions for dads. The time together starts with perspective, and becomes more and more practical as the chat goes on. Although it is aimed at dads, it could definitely apply to moms as well. I hope you will be helped by it.
Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
Parenting with Patience: Overcoming Anger In the Home – Participant Workbook
Article: The Power of a Joyful Parent
Article: One Easy Idea to Change the Negative Atmosphere In your Home (The Power of the Red Plate)
Topics Covered in This Week’s Podcast:
5:40 It is an intense time
7:43 It is an exposing time
9:32 It is a character forming time
13:38 Strengthen yourself in the Lord
19:26 Strengthen your family with your words
21:43 Repay evil with blessing
23:42 Create a master schedule
25:55 Go to work every day
27:45 Nurture your relationships
30:31 Gently restart roles you have been neglecting
30:59 Have fun
32:45 Do what you can
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