Growing Connected

March 25, 2021

Ep. 8 : Boundaries that Free Kids to Grow with Valarie Kaur

We all want our children to be able to go out into the world to discover and learn. But there are some things in the world that could hurt them. And our kids can cause hurt themselves if they don't understand that others have needs just like they do. Dr. Jeffrey Olrick and Amy Olrick discuss how to give our kids healthy boundaries so they can safely grow strong while learning to respect themselves and others. Author and civil rights activist Valarie Kaur joins the conversation to talk about how she sets boundaries with her kids, ways to respond when kids are melting down, and how modeling respectful boundaries in our homes teaches kids how to love others. Read More

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October 15, 2020

About Growing Connected

On each Growing Connected podcast, husband and wife team Dr. Jeffrey Olrick and Amy Olrick discuss a listener-submitted question, exploring what the intersection of child development science and faith teach us about issues families are facing. Each episode ends with a God Moment — a story about a time a parent or a child felt God's love in their life in a specific and sometimes inexplicable way.

About Dr. Jeffrey & Amy Olrick

Child psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Olrick and author Amy Olrick are co-authors of the book, The 6 Needs of Every Child: Empowering Parents & Kids through the Science of Connection. Together they run GrowingConnected.com, where they share faith-affirming and scientifically grounded information for parents and kids. They live in New Zealand with their three children.

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