Merrill and Linda are the co-hosts of Rock Solid Radio as well as the co-founders of Rock Solid Families, a 501c3 nonprofit, faith-based organization. Combined, they have over 70 years of experience in teaching, counseling, ministry, coaching and public speaking. In 2018, they left their full time positions in the Church and public school system to focus on strengthening families. Their goal is to guide and empower families to be all that God wants for them to be. In this episode, they talk about how parents can use authoritative parenting to re-establish themselves as the leaders of their households.
“We parent out of a sense of fear, or guilt, or obligation. And that's not how God has called us to parent and lead our family,” explains Linda Hutchinson. Throughout their 70 combined years of life coaching, ministry, and counseling, hosts Merrill and Linda Hutchinson have seen a major shift in the parents’ authority over their homes. This dysfunction bleeds out from the family and creates discord in society on a whole. Today, Merrill and Linda talk about authoritative parenting and how to re-establish yourself as the boss in your home.
Listen to, or watch, the full podcast with Merrill and Linda Hutchinson on your preferred podcast channel.
In this podcast, the host covers:
The difference between authoritative parenting and authoritarian parenting
How dysfunction within the family causes dysfunction in the world at large
The importance of balancing “the carrot” and “the stick”
Why discipline is not the same thing as having an emotional reaction
Ten easy to follow tips for re-establishing authoritative parenting in your home
God’s instructions on parenting as written in the scriptures
“The family is the building blocks of our culture in our society.” (6:22-6:6:27 | Merrill)
“Your eight year old, even though they can work the computer better than you, does not have the maturity to understand the dangers of social media and why TikTok isn't healthy for them. You are the parent, we need you to step up and to lead your family well.” (16:21-16:38 | Linda)
“We parent out of a sense of fear, or guilt, or obligation. And that's not how God has called us to parent and lead our family.” (18:02-18:10 | Linda)
“Never negotiate with your child until you can see that their value system is aligned with yours.” (30:07-30:17 | Linda)
“Authority being established and maintained is far more important than the thing that you're arguing about.” (31:19-31:24 | Merrill)
“Our discord in our world today, so much of it comes out of the discord and disunity that's coming in from the family, and we've got to change that.” (35:00-35:08 | Linda)
About the Podcast Co-Hosts:
To learn more about Merrill and Linda, visit their website (Rock Solid Families).
About Rock Solid Radio Podcast:
Rock Solid Radio is committed to helping educate, equip, and empower families to be all God created them to be! Merrill and Linda Hutchinson began Rock Solid Radio in October of 2018. They have over 70 years of combined experience in teaching, public speaking, counseling, ministry, and coaching. After much prayer, Merrill and Linda made the decision to step down from their full time positions in the church and public school to focus on strengthening families. Both believe that healthy schools, churches, and communities depend on strong and healthy families. This weekly podcast is made possible through the generous financial support of community partners. With the help of local sponsors and the word spreading through listeners like you, Rock Solid Radio is helping to build stronger communities one family at a time!
Listen to, or watch, the full podcast interview by Merrill Hutchinson with Linda Hutchinson on your preferred podcast channel.
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Published by: Dax Hamman
Release ID: 575245