Dear Mattsons

May 02, 2022

Ep. 25 : Help! My child whines all the time.

Whining is a form of manipulation and we need to teach our children a better way to communicate. Join us as we walk through 3 important communicatio n skills your children need to learn to stop the whining. Teaching our kids healthy forms of communication is a life skill worth investing in. Check out these similar resources:  https://www.christianparenting.org/articles/3-ways-to-love-your-challenging-toddler-well/ https://www.christianparenting.org/articles/becoming-sensitive-to-gods-presence-in-a-hypersensitive-world/ https://www.christianparenting.org/articles/try-helpful-parenting-phrases/ Check out these similar resources:  https://www.christianparenting.org/articles/visuals-over-verbals/ https://www.christianparenting.org/articles/help-kids-learn-mistakes/ https://www.christianparenting.org/articles/children-are-complex/ Read More

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About Dear Mattsons with Jeff & Terra

Each week, husband and wife team, Jeff (MA ORGL) and Terra (MA LPC, LMFT) Mattson, will answer your BIG and small questions about raising kids in today’s anxious world.

With 20 years of experience in marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, leadership development, and pastoral ministry, they bridge the gap between Biblical, clinical, and relational wisdom. Nothing is off the table!

Though God says he will never leave or forsake us, sometimes we just need a few friends to help us run our race well. Consider the Mattsons your personal parenting coaches, bringing you practical how-tos that will help you lead your children with greater integrity, always rooted in grace, and remind you that YOU are the right person for this job.

About Jeff and Terra Mattson

Jeff Mattson (MA ORL) and Terra Mattson (MA LPC, LMFT) are Christian Parenting spokespeople and the co-hosts of the Living Wholehearted Podcast in the Christian Parenting Podcast Network.

 

After two decades studying and working in leadership and trauma-informed therapy, Jeff and Terra are bridging the gap between Biblical, clinical, and relational wisdom to help leaders live with integrity in the home, work, and community.

 

They are the co-founders of Living Wholehearted, a professional counseling and organizational development firm. Terra is the author of Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace and together they co-authored Shrinking the Integrity Gap: Between what Leaders Preach and Live. Jeff and Terra have skin in the game as they raise their two daughters just outside Portland, OR on five acres of old growth woods. There is never a dull moment in the Mattson home!

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