The Boy Mom Podcast with Monica Swanson and Friends

August 25, 2021

Ep. 120 : Teaching Kids to Recognize the Truth, from Lies, about themselves

What our kids believe will create a roadmap for the choices they will make for the rest of their lives. Our kids will face lies in many forms as the y grow up – especially lies about who they are and where their worth comes from. Charity Rios wrote a short children’s book with concepts simple enough for young children to understand, but deep enough to impact adults as well. Today, Charity shares the devastating story that shook her identity, and how through that experience she learned to “tend her heart”. Now that Charity has four sons, she is teaching them from a young age what it means to tend their hearts – getting to know God in such a way that they recognize His voice, and how it differs from the lies of the enemy. I think this conversation will equip you to give your kids some of the most important foundations in their identity that could change the course of their life! Read More

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About Boy Mom

Monica Swanson, author of the Boy Mom book, and blogger at, shares encouragement and inspiration for raising boys in today's world. Monica shares practical advice and Biblical wisdom through honest conversations, interviews with other boy moms, and light-hearted humor.

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About Monica Swanson

Monica and her husband Dave raise boys and tropical fruit on the North Shore of Oahu.  Monica has homeschooled their four sons (two who are currently in college in Southern California.)  Monica is the author of Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You, and host of the Boy Mom Podcast. Monica has been blogging for over 10 years and has encouraged over 10 million visitors to her website with articles on parenting and family, healthy living, and (mostly) healthy recipes. The Swanson boys are all surfers, (Luke, who is 17,  surfs professionally) which keeps Monica on her knees. Monica loves good coffee, running trails with her husband and dog, Thor, the Word of God, and connecting with women all over the world through the crazy gift of the internet. 


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