Andrea Davis and her husband Tyler run a website, BetterScreenTime.com, born from a need to find a better way to lead their five children around the topic of using technology. She has a B.A. in secondary education, and her experience ranges from teaching preschool swimming lessons to college-level Spanish. She has served in the Church as a Young Women president. Andrea now works from home as an admin for a motherhood website, a health coach, and a podcast copywriter. In this interview, she and Kurt discuss how to approach parenting as leading in the home.

Andrea Davis

Highlights

4:10 What it means to be a parent and what it means to be a leader: establishing a culture
6:30 Leading instead of parenting
8:40 1. A good leader works in a partnership with God, seeking and looking for personal revelation

  • Hearing Him in the scriptures
  • Finding your own quiet time
  • Filling your home with what is important to you: part of creating a culture
  • 19:30 Partnership with your spouse (and their strengths) in your vision and goals

22:15 2. Modeling the culture you want to have
30:00 3. Good leaders gather the people they love: family councils and personal interviews

  • “Rumbling” with your family members: have difficult conversations, listen, and take that into account when making decisions

37:30 4. A good leader serves but also sets boundaries

  • The balance of supporting and fostering independence

44:02 5. A good leader crafts a vision by listening to the Spirit

    • What is important to you?
  • Roadblocks happen and strategies may need to change: modeling resilience
  • Why are we here? What defines us as a family?
  • Look to family history/ancestors for vision and what has been important in your family culture

Links

Better Screen Time
Instagram: @betterscreentime
Facebook: Better Screen Time
The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting, by Brene Brown
Your Best Year Ever, by Michael Hyatt
Dare to Lead, by Brene Brown
Start with Why, by Simon Sinek
The Vision Driven Leader, by Michael Hyatt

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