The Families of Character Show

The Families of Character Show

We serve parents who want more for their family. Our show offers research based parenting solutions to the most common family problems, real life parenting stories and authentic support. The host, Jordan Langdon, is a wife, mother and Licensed Clinical Social Worker who validates what parents go through and offers practical actionable steps parents can implement today to transform their families in joy and unity. Guests are experts in their field of work and provide high-value material for parents and families.

Episodes

May 14, 2024 50 mins

Celebrate a milestone moment with us as we sit down with the esteemed Dr. Leonard Sax on our 100th episode, unpacking the treasures of the parent-child relationship. Dr. Sax, has both a PhD in Psychology and an MD.  He is noted for his expertise in child and adolescent development and returns to share his insights on why swapping play dates for family adventures can profoundly benefit our children's future. Together, we wade t...

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Stepping into the arena of parenting can often feel like navigating without a map. What if you had a playbook that promised not just good behavior but a legacy of strong moral fiber in your children?  Did you know that's what we're all about at Families of Character?

Belonging to a community is KEY when navigating marriage and family life. Have you ever wondered what it means to be a "FAMILY OF CHARACTER&quo...

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Summer calls for sunshine, ice cream, and if you're a parent—stacks of strategies to keep the kids engaged and entertained. I'm Jordan Langdon, and together with the brilliant Niki Langley (mom of 5) and our online parent community, we've come up with our best tips for summer. Whether you're wrangling toddlers or trying to pry your teens away from their screens, we promise you'll walk away with actionable a...

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After counseling couples for 20 years, I've noticed a serious trend in what drives a wedge between husbands and wives when it comes to parenting and the seasons of family life. A lack of planning!

If you're feeling overwhelmed by the next season of family life or if you dread summers because the season is so much different from the traditional school year, tune into this episode!

I'm Jordan Langdon,...

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Caught up in the whirlwind of my husband's award ceremony, I found myself fumbling with a camera rather than soaking in his moment of glory. It was a wake-up call, underscoring a modern predicament: our incessant need to capture everything might just be causing us to miss the point of true experience. This episode is a heart-to-heart on the delicate balance between preserving memories and actually living them, especially poign...

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When we say "I would die for my child," we're tapping into an ocean of love that runs deeper than a single act of bravery—it's about the daily acts of living for them, too. Our latest heart-to-heart on the podcast is a celebration of reaching a staggering 20,000 downloads, thanks to you, our dedicated listeners. We're peeling back the layers of parenting, highlighting the importance of self-care, and the ri...

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As I sat surrounded by the chaos of a schedule that was running me rather than the other way around, a lightbulb moment shifted everything: the weekly family huddle was born. On today's show, we're not just discussing the importance of family culture; we're taking an intimate look at how transforming our approach to family involvement and decision-making can create a powerful sense of belonging and unity. I'll r...

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When a listener reached out with her story about her son's speech delays, it struck a chord with me. We're peeling back the layers on parenting instincts and speech development with the help of Erin Honbarrier, a seasoned speech and language pathologist and homeschooling mother. Erin's expertise shines a light on the often-neglected early signs and interventions that can redefine a child's communication journey....

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The resource I've been searching for over the past 20 years has been developed! As a therapist working with couples, I've noticed a huge gap in resources when it comes to helping husbands overcome blow-ups, knee-jerk defensive reactions, stonewalling, and gaslighting in their marriages! And I'm not talking about a quick hack or temporary band-aid. 

Imagine a world where every husband has a shield, not again...

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Join the adventure of parenthood in the AI era with guest Jay Ezell, as we ponder the future landscape our kids will navigate. We're not just talking about any shift; this is a seismic wave propelled by artificial intelligence, touching everything from the way our children learn to the jobs they'll aspire to. Together, we dissect how AI is revolutionizing education, the job market, and the essence of human connection. As ...

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Have you ever considered the profound impact our conflict resolution skills have on our little ones? That’s exactly what we tackle in this episode. Join me, Jordan Langdon, as I uncover seven key tips to address marital disagreements in a constructive manner, especially when tiny ears are around. I dive straight into the transformative power of "I-statements" and respectful communication, sharing a personal story to bring...

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Discover the secret to a harmonious home life with simple yet profound tweaks to your daily habits, drawing from James Clear's book, "Atomic Habits," as I, Jordan Langdon, guide you on a journey to amplify family unity and personal growth.

I applied 3 of James Clear'sTips to Marriage and Family Life to help you be able to:

  1. Create more simplicity in your home ("it’s cheaper AND easier"!)
  2. Com...
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Suffering, in marriage and family life, is inevitable. What we tell ourselves about the suffering makes all the difference.  In this episode, I share an inspirational message from New York Times #1 Best Selling Author, Jocko Willink, that I encourage you to embrace.

When life threw a curveball that ended my marriage just after college, I found myself at a crossroads between despair and development. Tune in to hear how emb...

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Struggling to find time for the people you love amidst the chaos of everyday life? You're not alone. Our latest episode is a heartfelt journey into the art of balancing the unstoppable march of time with the irreplaceable moments with family and friends.

 We're celebrating the successes of our coaching couples from the alumni meetups, whose stories bring to life the transformative power of learning to say "n...

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Ever feel like the teen years are an enigma wrapped in a hormonal riddle? Buckle up, parents, because today's chat is about to shed some much-needed light on that infamous rollercoaster ride. We will arm you with the essential tips needed to not just weather this storm but set sail smoothly through the tempestuous seas of adolescence. From fostering open communication—where judgment is left at the door—to being the pillar of a...

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Have you ever pondered the profound impact grandparents have on shaping the future? Linda, the wise and warm-hearted founder of Grandparents for Kids, joins us to illuminate the influential role these cherished family members play in the tapestry of education and moral guidance. Through her own experiences as a seasoned medical professional and her passionate involvement in medical missions, Linda brings to life the concept of gran...

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 I'm thrilled to pull back the curtain on the Langdon family's secret weapon for navigating the chaos of everyday life: our distinctive approach to tracking goals and behaviors. We've cracked the code on structuring our days with clarity and ease, and now, you too can transform those hectic mornings into streamlined operations. Discover how a simple wall calendar became our ally in recording workouts, sleep patterns,...

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Ever felt like your parenting goals are vanishing into thin air? I'm Jordan Langdon, and I'm here to assure you that the simple act of writing by hand can anchor those goals and transform your approach to family management. Tune in as I uncover the science of how pen and paper can not only preserve your ambitions but also bring a newfound clarity to your hectic life. We explore how handwriting activates the brain, reinfor...

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Want to safeguard your family from a crisis in 2024? In this episode, you'll get practical ideas for setting a simple family goal to work towards that will have you all moving the ball down the field like a cohesive team. 

Listen, I know what it’s like to be managing a house, 3 kids, a job, my relationship with my spouse, friendships, volunteering…ALL THE THINGS…  WITHOUT a clear, identified direction…and it’s a recip...

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Ready to transform your family life in the new year? Before you dive into goal setting, take a few minutes to reflect on 2023 as you listen to this episode. It'll give you that energy and synergy you need to declare a few simple goals for 2024. We promise!

We’re sharing our journeys and wisdom to help you do just that. This episode is a treasure trove of stories, techniques, and challenges designed to help you pause, ...

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