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Best Greg Sheppard podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Greg Sheppard podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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(Formerly Throwback Parenting) Lynnette and Greg Sheppard believe in raising grownups, not children. This husband and wife pair have spent the past 20 + years in the trenches of raising five very different children, most of whom have insanely strong wills. In the process, they have learned a few things about responsible, respectful, resilient, self-disciplined, independent, faithful young adults who are prepared to meet the challenges of life. They want to share their knowledge and experienc ...
 
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When our son, Andrew, was halfway through his junior year of high school, he started to have thoughts of self-harm that caught him completely off-guard. After meeting with a counselor a short time later, he determined that the unwelcomed thoughts were a manifestation of anxiety. In the years since then, Andrew has learned how to manage his anxiety …
 
For as long as I can remember, I have loved spending time in the kitchen. It is a form of therapy for me to chop vegetables and create delicious meals out of seemingly boring ingredients. But, even more than therapy, food is about connection, tradition, and creating memories. Today I am excited to introduce you to my dear friend, Bobbi Wood. She an…
 
I am the mother of five kids whom I love. I love their friends. I believe in this strong and noble generation of youth. But, sometimes, my finite mind has difficulty grasping how God can have such faith and trust in young people when they have such limited understanding and experience. The truth is, however, that He has always used the youth to acc…
 
You may have heard me talk about my insanely strong-willed eldest son and how he threw us for a loop as a child. You may have heard me describe how he spit in my face, threw books at my head, and tried to run away at age seven. In those early years, I honestly feared he would end up in prison. Things have changed drastically since then. When Greg a…
 
There is no doubt that courageous parenting is required to raise children in this tricky age of technology. Should we give our kids smartphones, and at what age? How much should we monitor? How much should we filter? Which filter should we use? One thing I have learned, however, is that external filters and monitoring software are fallible. The onl…
 
With a new year upon us, self-improvement is the word on the street. Resolutions and goals are all the rage and for good reason. A blank slate and a world of possibilities make big things feel doable. But if we are talking about making 2020 the best year yet, it makes sense to add a couple of parenting goals into the mix. 1. WRITE A PARENTING MANIF…
 
Welcome to Season 2 of the newly-rebranded How to Raise Grownups Podcast. In this episode, we talk about the spiritual experience that prompted the rebrand and what you can expect from here us in the coming months. We believe in the youth of today - in our kids and your kids. We believe they were born to accomplish incredible things for the Lord an…
 
Sometimes, clarity comes after stepping away. The noise quiets and light peeks through the fog, illuminating a path that has been just out of view but now beckons with the hopeful promise of something amazing. I have been taking a break from social media, which is always heaven-sent for me. We are steeped in mission preparation, with one day left u…
 
A few weeks ago, I saw a meme on Facebook with this message: "My parents made rules and I didn't even dream of questioning them. I make rules and my kid demands a 10 page thesis on why, how, what, when, and just so you know Mum, it's not happening." Mumlyfe I shared it on my page because I thought it was interesting (and a little disconcerting). On…
 
As parents, we have two choices: we can make purposeful parenting decisions, or we can fly by the seat of our pants and see how it goes. With a constant stream of distractions, it is easy to fall into the latter category. However, we will probably not end up where we want to be unless we consistently make intentional parenting decisions. Author and…
 
Lately, I have been thinking about the noisy world in which we live. There are countless voices competing for our time and attention, and it is difficult to weed through the chaos and figure out who we should listen to. I don't know about you, but I get overwhelmed by it all. Pulled in a thousand directions by a thousand different GOOD things, I al…
 
The world could use a little more kindness, and kindness begins with each one of us. But how do we teach our kids to be kind when unkindness is so abundant? I have been wanting to publish a podcast about this topic for quite some time, and I knew that Kay West needed to be the one to teach us. She is one of the kindest, most encouraging people I kn…
 
How to help kids manage their emotions is one of the biggest concerns among parents who reach out to me. One mom recently told me that she was dealing with a massive emotional explosion at least every hour, and she is not alone. As a mom of five, I have been dealing with my kids' BIG emotions for over two decades. Some of them are HIGHLY emotional,…
 
From a recent poll on my Facebook page, I learned that the vast majority of parents (82% in this case) believe that raising a teenager is more difficult than raising a toddler. As a mom of teens, I understand why this is. For starters, teens prioritize their friend group over their family. They generally don't want to hear their parents' opinion. T…
 
As a mother of five, I have often wished that each child came with his or her own parenting manual. With how different they all are, I sometimes feel like I have to figure things out over and over because what works for one doesn't always work for the others. However, as a believer, I have come to understand that we do have a parenting manual in th…
 
Technology is one of my biggest concerns as a parent, partly because of the garbage that is so easily accessible online, and partly because it can be a huge distraction. It makes me crazy to watch my kids waste their time on their devices instead of doing other, more important things. The reality is, however, that technology is not going away and, …
 
School is getting underway for most people, which means a return to homework after a summer of relaxation (insert collective groan). I know many parents (and kids) struggle with near-daily battles over homework. Sometimes, the process takes several hours and is peppered with emotional landmines, leaving all involved frustrated and upset. But what i…
 
I believe in the parenting principles that I teach here on the podcast, on my blog, and on social media. My belief has come through watching the transformative power of this parenting style in my life and in the lives of my children. My faith in God, however, is stronger than my faith in a particular parenting style. I believe that He knows our chi…
 
Sleep troubles are common in infancy and early childhood, often leaving both parents and children exhausted. Anybody who has ever dealt with sleep-challenged children knows the implications of chronic sleep deprivation. It affects every aspect of life and often results in near-constant overwhelm. When my kids were young, I believed sleep deprivatio…
 
Parent guilt (especially mom guilt) is a common thing. I have been there. In fact, I used to live in the land of guilt. When my kids were young, I felt guilty when they misbehaved because it was surely my fault. I felt guilty because everybody else seemed to have it together when I felt like a hot mess. I felt guilty when I allowed my kids to watch…
 
Raising hard-working kids is one of my main goals as a parent because work is one major secret to success in life. I know from my recent reader/listener survey that many of you share that goal and worry about how best to accomplish it. If you fit into that category, you are going to love today’s new episode with Blaine Wiggins. We discuss: How to t…
 
Our son has been serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the past two years. He came home last week, and we are beyond excited. The reunion was sweet, and we are trying to soak in every second of the time we have with him before he leaves for college in a few weeks. Our second son has his mission call and wil…
 
In Episode 23, we started our discussion about preparing children to serve missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you haven't already listened to that episode, you might want to do that before listening to this episode, which is a continuation of that conversation. Find show notes here: http://www.lynnettesheppard.com/epis…
 
A strong marriage provides the foundation for a strong family. It nurtures a feeling of security in the kids and stability to the family unit, which is why I believe that the best gift we can ever give to our kids is a happy marriage. Whether we have been married for six months or, in our case, 22 years, there is always something we can do to stren…
 
As parents, part of our job is to raise money-smart kids who are well-versed in saving, sharing, and spending smart. That process can be daunting, especially if we do not come from a background of sound financial decisions. But have no fear, friends, because we are here to help. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: The building blocks to learning (and teaching) ab…
 
I know I am not alone in wanting my kids to like each other in addition to loving each other. I want them to be friends and appreciate each other long in adulthood. But, some days, I wonder how I can facilitate that when they seem to be arguing every waking minute. The unfortunate reality is that we cannot force our kids to be best friends. They do…
 
I (Lynnette) just celebrated my 42nd birthday. To celebrate, we are doing something fun on the podcast: unmasking ourselves. Yep, that is right. We are breaking away from our typical parenting talk to tell you some things about us that you might not know, just for funsies. Greg and I each wrote a list of things about each other that you might find …
 
Helicopter parents are the cultural norm these days. They have good intentions and are trying to be the best parents they can be. The problem is that this style of parenting is not in the best interest of children because the underlying message is, "I don't trust you. You cannot do things without my help." If we, as parents, want to raise kids who …
 
Have you ever wondered about the role of consequences in parenting? Do you worry that the consequences you assign to your children's misbehavior are too harsh? Or not harsh enough? Do you wonder if you should use natural or logical consequences? Do you use the same consequences over and over, hoping that they will eventually produce the desired res…
 
We have 20+ years of experience raising strong-willed kids. (Only one out of five kids would I truly classify as easy-going.) With that experience, we have learned a thing or two about what to do and what to avoid like the plague. And also how to keep your sanity because these kids know how to push their parents' buttons like a boss. Along with pus…
 
There are times when I look around at what I am up against - what we are up against - in attempting to raise children who can maintain faith in a world that discourages it at every turn, and I feel a little bit like Aragorn's army in Tolkien's classic novel, Return of the King. There are times when I feel a sense of fear, even panic when I wonder h…
 
Boredom is the universal curse of summer break. But do not fret, my friend, because I am here to help. With five kids who are now mostly teens and young adults, I have been through a summer or two (or 20) with a houseful of bored children. And you know what I have learned? Boredom is a blessing. I know what you are thinking: "What do you mean bored…
 
“Everybody wants to make a difference, but nobody wants to be different. And you simply cannot have one without the other.” Andy Andrews Do you ever feel like you don't fit in? That you are different from the crowd? I am raising my hand high. That has been a huge theme in my life and, for some reason, I feel compelled to talk about it today. In thi…
 
While some personalities are more prone to yelling than others, it seems to be a universal problem among parents. I know it is a hot-button topic in the parenting community because nobody likes the way they feel after they yell at their kids. But guess what? You have come to the right place! I can help you step back, look at the big picture, and id…
 
Do you have kids who are never ready on time in the morning because they are distractable, unmotivated, or simply as slow as molasses? If so, you are in good company. This seems to be a universal problem among parents. We have sure been there with our kids! But what is the solution? How do you motivate your kids to get ready on time without followi…
 
Whether we are talking about technology or curfews, teens and their parents are prone to misunderstanding each other. I, my friends, fall right into that category. I often find myself scratching my head and wondering what in the world is going on in the heads of my teens. I think they might be from another planet. Or maybe I am. Either way, the str…
 
Sometimes, in the midst of the struggles associated with raising teens and young adults, hope is elusive. Award-winning author and speaker, Heidi Tucker, knows a little bit about that. While she was raising her four children, she had her share of challenges, some of which felt almost insurmountable at the time. She now writes and speaks about disco…
 
We've all heard of them - lawnmower parents. They go to whatever lengths necessary to prevent their children from facing adversity, pain, challenge, or failure. Lawnmower parents are undoubtedly well-intentioned. They want the best for their kids and are willing to go to great lengths to help then succeed. The problem is that they are short-sighted…
 
I have heard lots of buzz lately about positive reinforcement in the context of parenting. Perhaps, that is because "positive parenting" is en vogue. It is so popular, in fact, that it sometimes feels like any other style of parenting is perceived as negative. Positive parenting is grounded in positive reinforcement, an idea that was popularized by…
 
Marjorie Pay Hinkley said, "The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache." It is no secret that raising children can be stressful at times, but humor has a way of taking the edge off tense situations. In this episode, we talk about the role of laught…
 
I recently received this question on Instagram: “What should I do when my child doesn’t listen – flat out ignoring me until I yell or do something physical to get their attention? I ask calmly and quietly and kindly and after the 3rdtime, I may need to make eye contact, but even when they acknowledge that I asked something (OK, Mom) they don’t do i…
 
We are the proud parents of three teens, one young adult, and one 10-year-old. When our kids were young, we were terrified of having teenagers because everybody told us how hard it was to deal with moody, irrational, disrespectful teens. Now that we are in the thick of that stage, it is turning out to be our favorite parenting season yet. It is not…
 
Like it says in Ecclesiastes chapter 3, life is full of seasons. Because raising a child is a marathon and not a sprint, it is marked by seasonal changes. In this episode, we do a deep dive into the three seasons of parenting that begin with birth and end with emancipation. Each season has very specific goals that, if met, will prepare the child fo…
 
The style of parenting we live and teach requires a good deal of courage in today's crazy world. In this episode, we discuss 10 ways in which you might need to proudly wear your bravery in order to raise kids with morals, values, responsibility, and faith. We also talk about some tips and tricks we have learned that have helped us to foster our own…
 
Welcome to the brand-new Throwback Parenting Podcast! In this episode, we introduce ourselves and tell the story of our parenting journey. It started out rough, leaving us feeling like failures as parents while our young kids walked all over us. As a result of a series of events that took place when our oldest child was about seven-years-old, we de…
 
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