July 20, 2021 Cory Carlson

Are you asking the right questions to your kids with my daughter, Kiley Carlson

A few months ago a friend said, “it would be cool if your daughter was a guest on the podcast to hear what works and doesn’t work in your house.”

I laughed it off, but he was serious.

This friend of mine has younger kids, so I am sure he was just trying to get a sneak peek into the future to know what to do now as a parent.

I, on the other hand, didn’t want a kid on the podcast, since I have been focused on having business leaders sharing their stories.

However, after a few months of contemplating the idea, I went for it.

So, this week’s guest is my 17-year old daughter, Kiley, and it did not disappoint.

It may be what the ‘Win at Home First’ audience needed to hear.

She is an incredible young lady in so many areas, some of which come out in this podcast.

  • Her honesty – she is not afraid to tell me the parts of my parenting that don’t work 😳
  • Her faith – she shares a cool story from our trip to Nicaragua
  • Her wisdom – she encourages parents and kids to ask more questions to better understand each other’s perspective

The episode turned out great and I am grateful I overcame my fears of having one of my kids on the podcast.

In this episode, you’ll discover… 

  • How asking your teenager questions instead of scolding them empowers them and builds a stronger relationship ([3:48]
  • The “High Low” conversation starter that gets your children to open up and share their day with you ([4:51]
  • How pushing faith onto your kids backfires (and how to encourage your kids to find Jesus after it backfires) ([7:09]
  • Why tithing to your local church can land you a promotion (even if you’re a teenager) ([11:36]
  • How even the smallest token of appreciation like gifting someone flip-flops lights up their world and helps you ditch your scarcity mindset ([16:55]
  • The “Mood Coloring Chart” trick from Pinterest that frees you from being a prisoner to your emotions ([19:17]
  • Lessons from a teenager about talking about the Bible with your co-workers ([23:00])

Kiley Carlson’s bio:

Kiley is a 17-year-old going into her senior year at Walnut High School.

She is a competitive dancer, a hardworking employee at Biggby Coffee, and an ambassador with Girl Thriving, which provides teen and young adult coaching to girls.

If you’re a teenager and want to follow Kiley on Instagram, you can follow her here: https://www.instagram.com/kiley.carlson/

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Cory Carlson

Cory Carlson is passionate about connecting people to greater performance and more significant purpose. Cory's competency of extensive sales/marketing and team development mixed with character of helping people have greater impact allows him to transform businesses and their leadership. As the leader goes, so does the company...and home. Cory's professional experience includes being President of Sales for national contractor, interactions with private equity ownership, boardroom meetings, to sales call with sales personnel. Coaching experience ranges from one-on-ones with CEOs/Executives to team workshops/retreats. If looking for holistic growth, let's connect!