The Phases of Childhood (featuring Kristen Ivy)

You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school.

It goes by fast, and kids change and grow quickly.

It’s as if they shift or move on just as you’re starting to figure them out.

It all makes the responsibility to shape a character feel overwhelming.

In this episode, I talk with Kristen Ivy, author of It’s Just a Phase.

We talk about the phases of childhood and how we can make sure to make the most of them. This is Motivating Mom.

About Kristen

Kristen Ivy is the executive director of messaging at Orange and the director of The Phase Project.

Before beginning her career at Orange in 2006, Kristen earned a Bachelor of Education from Baylor University in 2004 and a Master of Divinity from Mercer University in 2009.

She worked in the public school system as a high school Biology and English teacher where she learned firsthand the joy and importance of influencing the next generation.

At Orange, Kristen has played an integral role in the development of the elementary, middle school, and high school curriculums and has shared her experiences at speaking events across the country.

Kristen is a co-author of Playing for Keeps, Creating a Lead Small Culture, It’s Just A Phase, and Zero to One.

She and her husband Matt are currently parenting their three amazing children through the phases.

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