34 minutes | Feb 26, 2021

Shared Values Make Tough Conversations Easier | Journalist Patrick Coleman on Questions, Opinions, Not Having All The Answers

How do we maintain a positive dialogue with our kids when examples of adversity seem ever-present in daily life? Journalist and Parenting Editor at Fatherly, Patrick Coleman, joins Adam and Marc to discuss how a set of family values can provide a foundation for engaging in challenging conversations. And how complex, real-world examples, if framed the right way, can be valuable in helping our kids become resilient. Also, the guys each take a deep breath and leap into another installment of the fan-favorite segment, Confessions.  [This is part one of a two-part interview.]Episode 38 is Part 2 of a two-part episode featuring guest Patrick Coleman, a father of two and journalist who serves as the Parenting Editor for Fatherly.The episode opens with a comedy of errors as hosts Adam and Marc struggle to nail their timing. They briefly discuss some key takeaways from the first previous episode in which Patrick recounts watching (and discussing) the January 6th, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol building with his family. Patrick offers some wonderful (and applicable) insight into how to approach conversations about tragedies such as the insurrection with young people, and encouraging questions and dialogue as they process what they are learning or seeing.Part 2 of the conversation takes a step back and looks at how we as parents can help our kids understand and process larger overarching problems such as racial injustice, terrorism, or climate change. Topics include:•  What is "Ecophobia?"•  Approaching and navigating tragic topics with your kids•  How to build a set of family values•  Passing our opinions and biases onto our kids•  Being comfortable with not having all the answers•  How to raise curious kids The episode wraps up with the hosts releasing some deep, dark dad Confessions. [Episode transcript] LINKS:FatherlyPatrick Coleman (Twitter)How To Watch A Coup Attempt With Your KidsPatrick Coleman’s articlesResearcher David Sobel on TragedyAsk The GoodfatherRed Vault AudioCaspar BabypantsSpencer Albee
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