Making a big move in life can be a difficult and complex decision. Whether it's changing jobs, moving to a new city, or even a new country, such a decision affects the parent, spouse, and children. Consequently, it has been said that children thrive...
Making a big move in life can be a difficult and complex decision. Whether it's changing jobs, moving to a new city, or even a new country, such a decision affects the parent, spouse, and children. Consequently, it has been said that children thrive on routine and familiarity, and a big move can uproot them from everything they know and love, such as their friends, school, and community. Moreover, transitions can be particularly challenging for younger children, who may struggle to adapt to new surroundings and need time to build new relationships and routines.
Therefore, conversing with your kids can help them prepare for the changes that lie ahead. Children have their own opinions, and it's essential to acknowledge and respect them. We must give them an opportunity to ask questions, express their fears and concerns, and receive answers and reassurance. Such things can lessen some of their anxieties and make them feel more at ease with the upcoming changes. Remember that family functions best when everyone works together towards a common goal.
In this special episode, Dr. Derrick Burgess will have a meaningful interview with his children, allowing them to ask random questions that will enable us to see how a significant transition in his life and career affects them. Be captivated by the fascinating insights Dr. Derrick's children's young minds and hearts can teach us.
"As a parent, when you make a big move in your life, it affects everyone around you, your spouse, but at the same time, the kids are always in the forefront of a parent's mind." –Dr. Derrick Burgess
(00:00:00) Introduction + Episode Snippet
(00:00:23) A parent's primary concern is always for their children.
(00:01:03) An episode with the Kids: Derrick II and Julia Burgess
(00:02:03) Why Dr. Derrick wants to be a podcaster?
(00:04:38) The Go-Giver
(00:05:28) The Ladders
(00:05:45) I am enough to be enough.
(00:06:36) Derrick II's favorite affirmation: I am a child of God
(00:07:00) Be unique instead of trying to fit in.
(00:07:34) Why does Dr. Burgess want to be a doctor?
(00:08:35) The Role Model: Keon Howard
(00:10:25) How did Dr. Derrick like helping out with the Jackson State team?
(00:11:18) Julia Burgess' Jackson State experience
(00:12:14) Little Derrick's chance meeting with athletes
(00:13:14) The Alabama fan
(00:14:00) Moving from places to take new opportunities
(00:14:41) Saying goodbye to friends
(00:16:01) What do Burgess's Kids want to be when they grow up?
(00:16:54) Learning Math by watching a football game.
(00:17:43) The Home Team
"I wanted to share my experience of being a father and surgeon with others because I know I've struggled along the way. I want to help other people who might have limiting thoughts about being able to be a doctor, podcaster, father, and do all this stuff." – Dr. Derrick Burgess
"The go-giver principle is to try to do more for others than what you receive in return." – Dr. Derrick Burgess
"Being a go-giver means that you do something that you don't have to do." – Julia Burgess
"God is my protector. God loves me. I'm a go-giver. I'm a good student. I'm creative and smart." – Julia Burgess
"I give up being perfect for being authentic means that rather than trying to fit in, I can be different." – Derrick Burgess II
"One thing about athletes, they're usually really receptive, and they go out of their way sometimes to come up and talk to you." – Dr. Derrick Burgess
"I know so many people here, and it's hard when I have to leave because saying goodbye to friends is like saying goodbye to a puppy." – Julia Burgess
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