Suzanne and Kim Wade are on the show today! Their daughter, Becky Wade, was on my running podcast, I’ll Have Another, a few years ago. Becky is a professional marathon runner and she wrote a book called Run the World where she wrote about her experience traveling around the world running with different cultures.
Suzanne and Kim had two sets of twins within 20 months of one another. They are both lawyers and now are empty nesters. In this episode, we talk about sports, giving kids the opportunity to try new things, setting boundaries, developing young leaders, and encouraging our kids to have jobs when they are teenagers.
I really admire the passion that Kim and Suzanne have for showing up for their kids no matter what.
What we talked about:
5:30- Having two sets of twins
7:20- Staying home with the kids temporarily and then transitioning back into the workforce
8:25- Putting the kids in activities and sports
13:25- What they each pulled from their own parent’s parenting styles
16:25- Managing the kids’ arguments and complaints
19:35- Encouraging your kids to have jobs and do chores
24:20- Becoming an empty nester
30:25- Being grandparents and seeing their kids parent
35:00-Making and cultivating friendships at different stages of life
37:35- Setting boundaries with your children
47:30- Giving each child individualized attention
55:20- End of podcast questions
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