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Rising Father

The Rising Father Podcast #70 | The Man I Want To Become

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Summary In this podcast episode, Chris Rodack discusses the importance of relating to children on their level and investing quality time in building relationships with them. He shares personal stories and experiences, highlighting the need to overcome resistance to engaging in activities that may not align with our own preferences. Chris emphasizes the significance of self-reflection and improvement as fathers, acknowledging that our children often mirror our behaviors. He also addresses the challenges of patience and emotional reactions, offering strategies for managing frustration and maintaining a positive mindset. The episode concludes with a call to action for fathers to prioritize personal growth and intentional daily practices to become the best versions of themselves for their children. Takeaways Relating to children on their level and investing quality time in building relationships is crucial for effective parenting. Overcoming resistance to engaging in activities that may not align with our own preferences is essential for connecting with our children. Self-reflection and improvement are key to becoming better fathers and role models for our children. Managing frustration and emotional reactions is important for maintaining a positive and supportive environment for our children. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Setting the Context 01:23 Working on Relating to Kids on Their Level 02:22 Balancing Adventurous Activities with Kids’ Interests 03:30 Being Present and Playing Video Games with Kids 04:28 The Importance of Relating to Kids on a Friend Level 05:53 Investing Time in Building Relationships with Kids 07:48 Prioritizing Quality Time with Kids 08:18 Overcoming Resistance to Engaging in Kids’ Activities 09:16 Working on Patience and Emotional Reactions 12:40 Recognizing and Addressing Triggers in Parenting 14:05 The Importance of Self-Reflection and Improvement 17:22 Learning from Mistakes and Growing as a Father 18:50 Understanding the Influence of Childhood Experiences 20:31 Managing Frustration and Emotional Reactions 22:29 The Power of Intentional Daily Practices 25:19 Recognizing the Impact of Personal Growth on Parenting 27:54 Children as Mirrors of Our Own Behaviors 29:53 Taking Extreme Ownership in Parenting 31:00 Conclusion and Call to Action

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