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podcast show notes | episode 066 | understanding autonomy

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episode description

066: Understanding Autonomy

Autonomy. What the heck is that? Another buzzword? Nope! According to BP, autonomy is being able to stand firmly on your own feet in the spaces you choose to be in. How can we be comfortable in our own skin with our own choices? How can we foster autonomy in our children, to help them learn and embrace who they really are so they can fulfill the roles they have been called to do? How does autonomy play into our marriage? We’re talking about ALL of this and more in this episode. We also share actionable ways you can improve the autonomy in your life. Grab a notebook (trust us, you’ll want one!) and listen in!

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show notes

Autonomy: being able to stand firmly on your own feet in the spaces you choose to be in.

“God’s plan for you is to be exactly who YOU are.” 

Ask your children questions to help them discover what they think and feel.

“People genuinely want us to show up as who we are.”

Listen to episode 053 with Tamara Fackrell here.

Tips for more autonomy:

  1. Have time alone.
  2. Have the guts to voice when you need something for yourself.
  3. Only vent when “big girl pants” are present.
  4. Use meditation. Consider using these meditation practices found here.
  5. Write a “I Am Someone Who” list (and have your kids do one, too).
  6. Let children have choices (true choices–not choices from what YOU want)




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