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podcast show notes | episode 051 | kids + agency with merrilee boyack

This blog post serves as SHOW NOTES for our podcast — Cultivate a Good Life. This is not a comprehensive outline of everything discussed in this specific episode. The notes, links, and tips below are just some of what was mentioned. Everything we’re highlighting here will certainly make so much more sense when you’ve listened to this episode. If you haven’t already listened, you definitely should. And you should also just go ahead and subscribe to the podcast. It’s good stuff.

episode description

051: Kids + Agency with Merrilee Boyack

With a super-impressive bio (think: attorney, renowned public speaker, author of 13 books, family advocate, not to mention mother, wife, and grandma) Merrilee Boyack is full of wisdom, especially when it comes to raising independent and capable kids. In this episode, we glean from her years of experience as she shares why it’s so important to train your kids to be independent, why you should let your kids fail, and why we shouldn’t bail our kids out when they get into a bind. Through humorous stories and in a fun, upbeat style that is all Merrilee, you’ll learn how agency plays a part in rearing children. And you actually might be a little excited next time your little cherub forgets an assignment so you can teach him through natural consequences.

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show notes

I am a fan of “good enough.”

Just because I can doesn’t mean I should. 

Ask your kids, “How did you fail today and what did you learn from it?”

Merrilee’s first book: The Parenting Breakthrough

See other books she has written here.

Keep up with Merrilee on Facebook.




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