Preparing for the Launching Years

Episode 53

August 9, 2022

What does failing have to do with thriving?

Brenda uses the phrase “don’t steal the struggle” when talking about allowing kids to fall in order to soar. As parents, caregivers, and friends, we want to come alongside the children in our lives and save them from the pain of messing up, when in fact, working through mess-ups is the very thing they need! It gives them the confidence to know they CAN problem solve on their own — and this leads them towards the independence God created them for.

Kori & Brenda chat about the difference between children who thrive and those who fall behind, and how we can create a safe place for them to make mistakes, working towards the goal of GROWTH not achievement. How do we lay down that desire to control all the outcomes? Brenda reminds us that God WILL reveal to us what is best for our children – we can TRUST the ONE who is in control!

Ready to hear how we can prepare our children to launch well? Let’s go….

BRENDA L. YODER is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, school counselor, speaker, and author. She’s authored “Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind”, “Balance, Busyness & Not Doing It All”, has been featured in The Washington Post, Guideposts and in Chicken Soup for the Soul *books. She’s the co-host of the Midlife Mom Podcast and Midlife Mom Facebook Community.
Brenda specializes in faith, life, and family beyond the storybook image.