In our work in the DFW area, we get to meet some amazing people. We recently met up with Tim and Tesh Beaty. Together, they lead the Parent Pipeline Project, a ministry designed to strengthen parent-to-teen relationships and restore those that are broken.
They strive to help parents break down the awkwardness and walls between them and their teenage children.
(The P3 Conference for parents and teens is coming up January 31 and February 1. Register by January 21 to attend at parentpipelineproject.org.)
The Parent Pipeline Project has partnered with Axis.org – a millennial-aged, gospel-minded ministry that helps parents bridge the gap by educating them on cultural topics and providing culturally relevant conversation starters.
With the rise of technology, we have become the most connected globally but the most disconnected emotionally.
It’s our job as parents to connect with our kids.
In this podcast, we discuss:
How to find the time to connect in the busyness of life.
How to increase the connection and decrease the control.
One goal to implement three times a week.
How to get on your child’s turf.
Creative ways to spend time with your kids that help them communicate more.
Not to react, but to respond.
Ideas for how to handle technology with your kids. (Rules without relationship equals rebellion.)
Kids WANT to be known by their parents. We often don’t want to appear like we’re bothering our kids with questions, but they WANT to be pursued. They want the connection, even though they may not show it.
Listen in to learn steps YOU can take to help you connect with your teenager.
If you have a question or a parenting issue that you’d like us to discuss in a future podcast, email us at [email protected].