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April 4, 2024 60 mins

Jeff Nelligan, a U.S. Army Reserve Veteran, applied military discipline principles to parenting, emphasizing punctuality, follow-through, and modesty in his children. He believes in preparing his sons for real-world challenges, encouraging them to complete tasks independently, like navigating public spaces and handling financial transactions. This approach aims to foster self-reliance and problem-solving skills, setting clear expectations and enabling personal growth.

Jeff values humor in parenting, using it to ease tensions and enhance learning experiences. He asserts that humor can be an effective tool to reinforce lessons and values.

The discussion touches on broader themes:

Confidence and Resilience: Jeff’s military-inspired parenting approach highlights the importance of instilling confidence and resilience in children, preparing them for life's challenges.

The Power of Humor: Humor can significantly impact parenting and leadership, fostering connection and education.

These insights underscore the importance of support, resilience, and a positive approach to life's complexities. The episode's lessons encourage learning, laughter, and growth, emphasizing the impact of humor and the significance of solidarity and support in various aspects of life.

Go to to learn more and order Jeff’s book.

Thank you, Jeff, for talking with me!

Mark as Played

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