Dr. Tom and Kari Curran give updates on their adventures in parenthood and Lent. Kari shares insights from on her mission trip with Mary Grace in Swaziland. Tom talks about his solo parenting mission while Kari was away.
Dr. Tom Curran interviews Leila Miller to, co-author of the book Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues. Miller talks about the ‘natural’ approach to teaching young kids about “where babies come from” and teaching teenagers about the misuse of human sexuality.
Dr. Tom Curran reflects on the ‘New Meta’ from 2018 and asks the question: what’s that all about? Tom talks about his top 10 insights from the past year: 1.) Same Game, new rules 2.) Out of the home, in my heart, 3.) Same kids, new parenting 4.) “Lord, meet me as the storm”, 5.) praise-worthy desperation, 6.) Same sound, new language, 7.) Silence is agreement, waiting is abusing, 8.) Trauma-informed care, 9.) Secondary trauma, and 10.) The power of praying a full Rosary.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran talk about the ‘new normal’ in the Curran home and their new form of parenting. Tom and Kari talk about homeschooling, attending Pentecostal youth group, seeing a therapist, and the protection of guardian angels.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran share stories about their current challenge of parenting five teenagers, such as: sibling rivalry, sarcasm, and push-back. Tom contrasts their parenting principles from the first decade versus the second decade. Kari gives five ‘must have’ tips for organizing a successful family-bonding activity: fun, food, faith, fresh, and furtive.