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Famous at Home

with Dr. Josh and Christi Straub

#95: Kids Who Can Name Their Feelings

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Teaching our kids to give their feeling a name and then decide what to do with it—is crucial to helping them love God and love others. Turns out, it's also helpful for juvenile delinquents to develop empathy, and for our kids to one day be successful at major companies like Google.

In this episode, we talk about these scenarios and why developing emotional awareness is so important for our kids. As it relates to spiritual growth, this is also where emotional and spiritual maturity go hand-in-hand: the lived out fruit of self-control (Galatians 5:23).

But it all starts with us as parents. Being emotionally safe with our kids provides calm to the fear center of their brain. The calmer our kids are in emotionally overwhelming situations, the more likely they are to think straight and make wise decisions.

And that’s our privilege as parents—to help our kids learn to name their feeling, make good decisions with that emotion, and begin to think about others. That's what this episode is all about.

Show Notes: 

Start feeling better today by ordering What Am I Feeling? Click here to order.

You can also click here to learn about Safe House: How Emotional Safety is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well.

For a link to the Google study mentioned in the podcast, click here.

For more insights into the circle of security, click here.

For John Bradshaw's book Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child, click here.

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February 20, 2019
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Dr. Josh and Christi Straub are speakers, authors, and marriage and leadership coaches. Together, they lead Famous at Home, a company equipping leaders, corporations, and families in emotional intelligence and relational connection.

Josh and Christi host the Famous at Home podcast (amassing more than 2.5 million downloads), lead a yearlong coaching program called the Leader's Heart Cohort. They co-wrote three children’s books: What Am I Feeling?, What Do I Do with Worry? and What Do I Do with Anger? to help parents foster emotional awareness in kids.

Together, they also just released their latest book Famous at Home: 7 Decisions to Putting Your Family Center Stage in a World Competing for Your Time, Attention and Identity. Josh and Christi love adventuring and making memories with their three kids: Landon, Kennedy, and Micah.

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