Episode 156: Tricia Goyer



Tricia Goyer joins me today and I have been anxiously awaiting the day that I could share this episode because I found it to be so helpful to me as a parent. Not only is Tricia the author to 70 books (yes you heard that right), but she is also the mom to 10 kids (you also heard that right). When she and her husband were on the verge of being empty nesters with 3 kids, they decided to start over. They have adopted 7 kids and some through adoption via foster care.

If anyone has the experience to talk about parenting, it is Tricia. I invited Tricia to the show to talk about her latest book, Calming Angry KidsThis is a topic that so many of us struggle with—it is often what makes parenting so hard. We talk about how trauma is connected to why some kids are angry, how to not take your child’s anger personally, tools to help calm your child and how to calm yourself when you feel your temperature rising. 

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Takeaways From Our Conversation:

  • “God always asks us to help others in our weaknesses.”

  • “So much is me having to control myself.”

  • “You win when you stay calm.”

  • “We have to teach our kids how to calm down.”

Discussion Questions:

  • Has there ever been anything that you have chosen to step into that you knew would be hard, messy or complicated? What did that look like?

  • Tricia said, “God always asks us to help others in our weaknesses.” What is a way that God has used your own weakness to help someone else?

  • If you have an angry kid, based on this conversation, what do you think a trigger might be for them?

  • What story are you writing in your head about your child? Is it a positive one or do you need to rewrite how you speak of her?

  • Think of a scenario that happens with your child that annoys you. How can you reframe it to something positive?

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