Episode 110 – A Healthy Dose of Risk-taking

Some of our most basic parenting instincts focus on keeping children safe from danger. At the same time, in order to support our kids as they learn new skills we're often faced with the balancing act of introducing physical and mental risks. Patrick and John bring...

Episode 110 – A Healthy Dose of Risk-taking

Some of our most basic parenting instincts focus on keeping children safe from danger. At the same time, in order to support our kids as they learn new skills we’re often faced with the balancing act of introducing physical and mental risks.

Patrick and John bring back Peter from the Midwest to explore the calculated risks involved in raising well-rounded kids who can grow with confidence and deal with danger; whether learning how to ride a bike or skateboard or develop street smarts to navigate the world.

110 // A Healthy Dose of Risk-taking

by John Abdulla & Patrick Greene | Just Winging It

Some of our most basic parenting instincts focus on keeping children safe from danger. At the same time, in order to support our kids as they learn new skills we’re often faced with the balancing act of introducing physical and mental risks.

Patrick and John bring back Peter from the Midwest to explore the calculated risks involved in raising well-rounded kids who can grow with confidence and deal with danger; whether learning how to ride a bike or skateboard or develop street smarts to navigate the world.

110 // A Healthy Dose of Risk-taking

by John Abdulla & Patrick Greene | Just Winging It

Two thirty-something dads explore poopy diapers and the meaning of life.

More episodes

Episode 101 – In Touch With Nature

One of the silver linings through this pandemic is the increased time we're all spending outdoors in nature. Isn't that where our children are supposed to spend their days anyway? The famed Peter From the Midwest comes on to probe into the subject with Patrick and...

read more

Episode 100 – Celebrating The Big One Hundred

Just like that, we've been just winging it for 100 episodes. In case you missed it, a lot has happened over the last 2.5 years since the show began. But we're not here to talk about world events right now. John and Patrick reflect back with listeners on the last 99...

read more

Episode 99 – So It Begins

Labor Day has passed, school is officially starting; so marks the transition from summer to what feels like a new year, and a new phase of life in a pandemic. Patrick and John go deeper to explore the rewiring of our brains and our lives as we settle into our adapted...

read more

Episode 97 – Back to… School?

The Fall is approaching quickly and the reality of beginning a new school year amidst the pandemic is settling in. Patrick and John work through what's on every school age parent's mind right now; how the heck is school going to work this year? The Fall is approaching...

read more

Episode 96 – Kids Birthday Parties (During the Apocalypse)

Two years ago (episode 19), planning kids birthday parties was stressful enough. Somehow now with the pandemic backdrop, it has become both simpler and more complicated. John talks Patrick through his daughter's week of birthday parties and their strategy to manage...

read more