Episode 56: You Can Do Hard Things

by | August 21, 2020

Episode 56: You Can Do Hard Things

by | August 21, 2020

Episode 56: You Can Do Hard Things

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On this episode of The Fresh Start Family Show, Wendy and Terry discuss what do when you are faced with a tough challenging parenting situation through analogies to sports, specifically surfing.

Terry surfing Cloudbreak, Fiji

And here’s why …

Sometimes parenting can feel like surfing … like when you’re suddenly caught on the inside with huge waves approaching, or thrown off a wave unexpectedly or blindsided by a big swell. It’s easy to think “I can’t do this” or “This is too hard, I better quit” or “This is gnarly, I’m going to need to white knuckle my way through this & then never come back again”.

Wendy Surfing in Fiji, off Tavarua Island

With a little faith & the right training, you CAN do hard things. We believe in you & want to help you believe in yourself too.

You’ll feel encouraged & motivated to reach for bravery & courage …. and build tenacity, grit & resilience after listening to this episode!

Disclaimer: You do not need to be a surfer to enjoy this episode. This episode is for ANYONE who has had a challenging or frustrating moment in during their parenting journey.

Today Wendy and Terry discuss recent surfing experiences and draw comparisons to parenting. The methods they used to face and overcome the swells are the same they use to overcome challenging parenting moments:

  1. Acknowledge your fear and face it – on the other side are bravery and courage. 
  2. Use your breath and your self-calming capabilities. This will empower you to be an effective teacher and a parent who acts with integrity.
  3. Stick to a plan or your training and be able to adapt.
  4. Celebrate your courage and bravery at the end.

Mentioned in this Episode:

The Tavarua Boat from Wendy’s Story in this Episode

The Island of Tavarua from Wendy’s Story

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All while getting your kids to cooperate with your rules and boundaries with ease.


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Log Cabins with Nathen Florence (from Terry’s story in this episode)
Terry after he got out of the water with Nathen Florence (from his story in this episode)

Terry’s finished video for Nixon featuring his footage from that day at Log Cabins. Click HERE to watch now!

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at wendy@freshstartfamilyonline.com or connect with me over on Facebook @freshstartfamily & Instagram @freshstartwendy.



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