Aug 20, 2021
How do we father well despite - and through - our
mistakes? Author Dave Wilson joined us to discuss parenting wins
and fails, and his book No Perfect Parents: Ditch Expectations,
For the past twenty-five years, Dave and his wife Ann have been featured speakers at Family Life’s Weekend to Remember®, and have also hosted their own marriage conferences across the country. Dave & Ann host a radio show for Family Life with featured guests on marriage/relationships/money and parenting.
Dave has served as the Detroit Lions Chaplain for thirty-three years. They have three grown sons, three daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren.
Dave and his wife co-authored the book, No Perfect Parents: Ditch Expectations, Embrace Reality which is our topic for today’s discussion.
The Four Stages of Parenting:
1. Discipline stage (ages one to five)
2. Training stage (ages five to twelve)
3. Coaching stage (ages twelve to eighteen)
4. Friendship stage (ages eighteen plus)
TOP FIVE PARENTING MISTAKES
Mistake #1: I left my soul at the office
Mistake #2: I was nicer to the mailman than to my kids
Mistake #3: I forgot the Bullseye
Mistake #4: I neglected my marriage
Mistake #5: I didn’t hug enough
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