Redefining Family Dynamics

Welcome back to Parenting Uncovered! In this episode, we dive into intentional living and community building with the insightful Dr. Autumn Swain, author of The Playground Leader. Dr. Swain emphasizes the significance of creating margin in our lives and prioritizing what truly matters. She shares practical tips for fostering healthy eating habits in kids and stresses the importance of setting boundaries while explaining the reasons behind them. Join us as we explore Dr. Swain's holistic approach to youth development and learn how we can lead by example to make a positive impact on our families and communities. -------------------------------- For all links mentioned in the episode and more: -------------------------------- Takeaways Create margin and prioritize what's truly important in your life. Teach kids to love and connect with others, and be intentional in building community. Set boundaries and explain the why behind healthy eating to get kids to eat healthy. Lead from the front and create a positive impact on your family and community. -------------------------------- Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Overview 00:37 Dr. Autumn Swain's Background and Inspiration 01:27 Dr. Swain's Expertise and Content Creation 03:19 Importance of Intentional Living and Community 04:14 Teaching Kids to Love and Connect with Others 05:09 Creating Margin and Prioritizing What's Important 06:03 Using Sports as Teaching Moments 07:22 Noticing People and Building Community 08:20 Practical Examples of Living Intentionally 09:15 Teaching Kids the Importance of Loving Others 10:13 Balancing Achievement and Margin in Kids' Lives 11:04 The Vision for the Book 12:30 The Genesis of the Book 13:23 Taking a Holistic Approach to Youth Development 14:18 Developing Young People as Leaders 15:15 Recognizing the Potential in Young People 16:15 Teaching Kids to Seek Peace and Margin 17:44 Getting Kids to Eat Healthy 18:43 The Holistic Approach to Wellness 19:07 Making Healthy Food Taste Good 20:02 Being Firm and Setting Boundaries 21:00 Explaining the Why Behind Healthy Eating 22:17 Creating Normalcy Around Healthy Eating 24:10 Keeping Unhealthy Foods Out of the House 25:06 Dishing Plates and Teaching Independence 26:06 Fascinating Fact and Dad Joke 28:13 Where to Find Dr. Autumn Swain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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Parenting isn’t easy and every stage brings another challenge. Are we good parents? What should we be teaching our kids? Is it too late? Every week, Dave & Ashley Willis break down parenting's big questions and uncover the secrets of raising great kids! If you're seeking regular guidance, practical tips, and encouragement, tune in as we peel back the layers of parenting. Plus, each episode will end with a dad joke from Dave and a fascinating parenting fact from Ashley. Dave & Ashley Willis, hosts of the wildly popular Naked Marriage Podcast, are excited to announce their new parenting podcast, Parenting Uncovered. With four kids ranging from elementary school to college, they have a wealth of experience to share. The podcast will feature interviews, practical content, and biblical truth about parenting. Each episode will end with a dad joke from Dave and a fascinating parenting fact from Ashley.  Dave & Ashley’s marriage-related books, blogs, podcast, speaking events and media resources have reached millions of couples around the world making Dave and Ashley one of the most recognized and trusted couples in marriage ministry. They partnered with XO Marriage, the nation’s largest marriage-focused ministry, in 2018. The Willis family includes four sons ranging in age from elementary school to college and a rescue dog named “Chi Chi.” When Dave and Ashley aren’t writing and speaking, they love hanging out with their family, watching movies and going on long walks where they develop many of their content ideas.