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The Warrior Mama Podcast

Sep 15, 2021

Welcome back to the kitchen table. This week Bethany is talking all about intentionally parenting our kids when we reach a point of feeling overwhelmed. She dives into the importance of genuinely learning about our children and becoming a student individually. And how to shift our mindset into learning about their needs, strengths, weaknesses, and personalities and the way it ultimately changes the goal of parenting. 


God has uniquely created each of our children, and he reminds us that we cannot parent them with a one-size-fits-all approach. Parenting perfectly is an unrealistic expectation of ourselves, but when parenting surrendered to God, we can parent in a way that is unified with the One who does parent perfectly. 


Bethany guides us with concrete examples to focus on to help aid you as you learn to parent your children intentionally. To make informed and conscious parenting decisions, we must understand how our children take in the world. 

  • What are your child's drives? What pleases or frustrates them?
  • At what speed do they move through life? Fast-paced vs. slow-paced.
  • How do they communicate?
  • What are their sin areas? Where do you see your child struggling the most? 
  • What has changed? Better or worse? 
  • Where are they spiritually?
  • How do they view themselves physically?


Bethany reminds us that we must let go of the driver's seat. This is where God is. Sit with him and ask him to show you the things about your child that you don't know or the things you need to see. You walking with God is the best solution for parenting your children. 


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You can also find Bethany on Facebook and Instagram @bethanykimsey to share some of your favorite moments or maybe some of your most difficult moments of motherhood.