In this podcast episode, I sat down with my 19-year-old son for the first time in 3 years to update you on all the massive changes, challenges, secrets, and lessons learned in our family during the Covid craziness. 

In this podcast episode, we share:

? What it’s like to live together now that both boys are adults and why they haven’t moved out.

? How my children were raised to be gentlemen and how their life is totally different from others.

? The benefits and the pain of growing up as a sibling to a child that’s recovering from autism. 

?Coronavirus and how we’ve been handling it. From week 1 to now.

? The V and our opinion about it. Are my children getting it?

? What it feels like to live a life that’s very different from the mainstream.

? Living life without dairy, gluten, and alcohol as a teenager.

? Addictions and what happens when we eat anything with dairy in it.

? How Melvin stops my stress and obsession over the world situation and his advice for other mothers worries him. 

? What motivates Melvin to stay away from sugar, dairy, alcohol, and gluten?

? Why Melvin chose to give up on alcohol for life when he was 18.

? Melvin’s rebel phase and how we survived it. 

? Why he’d rather stay in and stay in bed in the evening than go out and staying up late. 

? Our opinion re: childhood and adult drinking in Denmark and in England. 

? Why the eating/drinking culture in a family is important and why it’s important not to drink in front of children. 

? Is Melvin going to allow his children to drink and do what they want? 

? Dopamine addiction. Gaming and how to deal with children being excluded from the friend-groups if they are not allowed to play Fortnite/Minecraft?

? What it was like for Melvin to grow up without gaming and why the gamers who are excluding your child are NOT friends at all anyway. 

? Why emotionally available, stable friendships aren’t found in friend groups where gaming is the main interest. 

? Why the argument: “if you don’t allow your child to play games, your child will be lonely” isn’t sitting well with Melvin.

? Addiction and how to avoid teenage addiction/adult addiction by having clear boundaries in your child’s childhood. 

? Why children should not make important decisions about food, gaming, and rules. And why Melvin suggests that you have the courage to NOT be your child’s friend. 

? Why you should NOT give your child what it WANT’S BECAUSE YOU NEED TO PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR LIFE and adversity. 

? Pronouns? Why we don’t use them. Our controversial opinion on the woke generation and non-problems.

? What creates strong men? The feminist illusion and the controlling modern woman. 

? The damaging effect of having 2 full-time working parents and regrets. 

? Are you parenting by hidden childhood trauma patterns?

? Melvins reaction to my exit from the New Age community and newfound faith in God/Jesus.

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