Ep 35 Generation to Generation

In my household, we learned not to talk about stuff. There’s a lot that I don’t know about my parents.
— Kai-Saun Anderson, MORE

OVERVIEW

In this episode, Amber and Kai reflect on their relationship with their parents. They discuss who their parents are as people, the memories left behind, and the lessons they each hope to share with their son.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Parents as relationship models.  What type of relationship do you have with your parents? Did having a child bring you closer to your parents or cause you to drift farther apart? Are your parents still married, or are they divorced? Coming from broken homes, Amber and Kai talk about their experiences with their parents and how those relationships influenced their views on marriage and parenthood.

  • Generational gaps. Divorce. Time. Distance. All these factors have created space between us and our parents’ generation. There’s so much that we don’t know about them or their stories. Some of us may even have heroes in our own family and not even know it.

  • Raising kids on your own terms. When your views on parenting differ from your parents, what do you do? It can be hard to find a balance. In our case, we made choices our parents didn’t understand, like choosing to homeschool, cloth diapering, and becoming entrepreneurs. When your parents don’t understand why you do what you do, that can create a disconnect.  

  • Disconnecting from distractions. Our parents had TV. We had the internet. Our children have social media. How can we parent through all the changes that are happening in our children’s generation?

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SHOW HOSTS

KAI-SAUN & AMBER ANDERSON

Kai-Saun and Amber are the founders of MORE and Tote + Pears, a female-focused agency. The two live in Atlanta, GA and are the proud parents of a very special, and active, little boy.

Produced by Kai-Saun Anderson

Music Joakim Karud - Say Good Night