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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 213

Shift Your Parenting from Production to Connection

with guest Pastor Kyle Idleman

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | September 29, 2023 | 41:02 min.

Are you going through the motions and focused on surviving the parenting productivity game? In this episode, author and pastor Kyle Idleman reveals the startling truth about why our way of parenting isn’t working. Tune in to discover the importance of prioritizing connection over production.

Today's Guest(s)

Shift Your Parenting from Production to Connection

Pastor Kyle Idleman

Kyle Idleman, renowned for his thought-provoking insights and resilience, serves as the senior pastor at Southeast Christian Church, one of America’s largest congregations. He is best known for his best-selling books, which have touched countless lives around the world. His passion has always centered around deepening understanding, encouraging inner growth, and fostering connections. He opens up about his personal journey, revealing how, despite being a driven productivity-focused professional, he rediscovered the importance of meaningful connections with family. His transformative experiences sparked compelling discussions that have inspired parents and adults alike.


In the hustle of daily life, parents often find themselves leaning towards productivity, sacrificing valuable connection time with their family. This conversation between Kyle and Dr. Meg underscores the pitfall of this tendency, highlighting how it leads to a disconnection from loved ones. It urges listeners to consciously reorder their priorities, placing the focus on forming deep, meaningful relationships rather than just ticking off the boxes on their to-do lists.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Examine why many choose to place a greater emphasis on productivity over forging meaningful ties.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the tension between accomplishing tasks and establishing connections with your children.
  • Explore the driving factors that lead to a focus on results over cultivating connections.
  • Realize the necessity of consciously setting aside instance’s to connect with your loved ones.
  • Understand the importance of creating balance and the courage to seek assistance with your parenting.



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