23. A Dad's Parenting Perspective with Michael Kilpatrick (part 2)

Our podcast this morning completes an interview with Michael Kilpatrick, a continuation of podcast #22 from last week. Michael Kilpatrick is a farmer, podcast host, and inventor who helps farmers and others apply business principles and practical, proven solutions to grow their businesses and simplify their lives. He runs farmer training programs and he owns and operates the Farm on Central in Ohio. And of course, he is a dad!

Besides growing farmers and their businesses, he incorporates his faith in his daily life, and being a good dad to his growing family is a priority as well. Michael shares his thoughts and experiences in parenting. I really enjoyed talking to him as he was transparent with us and had some very interesting thoughts.

00:00   Introduction
01:28   Developing character- honesty
06:35   Learning in the last decade
07:22   Learning from Ancient Cultures
10:34   Find the root of frustrations
11:07   True man admits he's wrong and keeps their hearts
12:20   Kids mirror emotions
12:47   Communication with the kids
14:20   Time with kids is important
16:21   Take breaks in frustrations 
16:45   Hand-on-arm communication
17:17   Projects with kids and phone rules  
19:01   Holistic approach to health and behavior
 22:45  Final words

Michael has multiple service-oriented businesses. Here are some links to his businesses:

The Farm on Central

Growing Farmer Training


Michael referred to an author whom he has learned from. I haven't read his books, but here are links to a couple of his books about healing from emotionally toxic environments. I would love to hear your thoughts about them!  

The Myth of Normal- Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture, by Gabor Mate and Daniel Mate

Hold on to Your Kids- Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Their Peers, by Gabor Mate and Gordon Neufeld

Scattered Minds- The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder, by Gabor Mate

Michael talked about things that may be out of some of the mainstream channels of thought. I have previously mentioned our Adventure Parenting chats where we can discuss what we are hearing in our podcasts. I would love for you to join me to discuss these further. You can sign up here: Adventure Parenting with Grace Community Chats to discuss all things parenting. You get 8 forty-five-minute chats a month for a nominal fee- 2$ a session. 

May you have a terrific week and remember to rest in the Lord this week!

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