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Meg Glesener on Sibling Rivalry

Meg Glesener shares about ways she fostered positive relationship among her 8 kids.

30 min / Published

Meet our Guest Meg:

Meg is a Seattle mother of eight, grandmother of five, and wife to her husband for 30 years. She podcasts at Letters From Home where she seeks to capture the heartbeat of amazing everyday people that inspire her to love Jesus and her community more deeply. And sharing these conversations with the world is why she has the podcast. 
Connect with me and let me hear your thoughts:

Website - www.thismomknows.com
FB - www.facebook.com/thismomknows
IG - www.instagram.com/thismomknowspodcast

Topics we cover:

  • How is Meg who has 8 children able to manage relationships and handle conflicts 
  • What causes conflict among siblings
  • What she is teaching them to resolve conflicts
  • Making a need or a request, and being able to graciously respond with a boundary
  • The dynamics with the kids of different ages
  • Being proactive in setting a tone to
  • Making mistakes, but correcting those mistakes
  • Always making a room for a do-over
  • Their current relationship now that they are grown-ups
  • How does getting our hearts right with the Lord help with sibling rivalry 
  • Starting early and keeping at it
  • Meg’s advice to other moms about something she could do today to start fostering this with her kids
  • Modeling it and reminding them how they can be a blessing
  • How her children are helping her and how they are involved with her podcasts
  • What is Meg’s podcast all about, who is her audience, and why she talks to them
  • Favorite gadget

Link to transcript:  https://www.thismomknows.com/blog/episode-4

Resources mentioned:

Meg's offer for you: Her podcast has an app that she would love to share with you.  You can find it in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Bible Verse: Corinthians 2 Chapter 3 Verse 3 which is the foundational verse for the podcast that our lives are like a letter

Website: https://lettersfromhomepodcast.com/

Podcast: https://lettersfromhomepodcast.com/

Meg's favorite gadgets are...bean bag chairs and bookshelves.

Link to transcript: https://www.thismomknows.com/blog/episode-4

Connect with Michele: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meg_glesener/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lettersfromhomepodcast 
Website: https://lettersfromhomepodcast.com/

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