Growing up in Minnesota is the most difficult, most frustrating, and the most rewarding thing you can do in your life, says Ryan S. Gerber.
As the host of the popular podcast Growing Up in Minnesota, Gerber helps people learn how to grow, and in his new book Growing Up: The Path to Success for Every Parent, Gerbensays he’s also learned some lessons about how to raise a happy, successful, and happy family.
The new book is a collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Kellogg School of Management and the University at Buffalo’s Center for Applied Research in Human Development, and it’s the result of a year-long conversation with Gerber, his wife, and their four kids.
Here’s what you need to know.
Growing Up is a collaborative effort.
Gerbins book is the result from more than two years of interviews with Gerben and his wife of more than four years, Kristy, and more than 200 parents of young children, parents of teenagers, parents with special needs, and grandparents.
Gerbers book is intended to be a comprehensive guide for anyone who is considering starting a family in Minnesota.
But he says there’s also a part of the process that is more collaborative than most people imagine.
“It’s about having conversations with each other, rather than just sitting around and listening to each other talk about what’s going on,” Gerber says.
“I have my family and I’m a grown man, and I have a family and my kids, and my whole life I’ve been talking about these topics.”
This process is why he’s created a step- by-step process for parents of children ages 10 to 19 who are interested in starting a household.
In the book, Gerbers talks about what to expect from his first year, how to make the transition to a family, and what you can expect from your first few years of living together.
You can read more about the book here.
Gerbs family lives in a house with four kids and his youngest, ages 9, doesn’t want to be alone with them.
He doesn’t care how much money they earn.
His goal is for the kids to have fun, not worry about money, and he wants them to have a healthy relationship with the adults around them.
“We are all different and we all need different experiences, so we need to build these relationships as a family,” Gerb says.
Gerberg’s kids have all been raised by their mom, who has a degree in accounting.
But their father, a construction worker, is single and not a householder, so he’s the only breadwinner.
Gerbing says his youngest son, who is only 10, has a big crush on the other kids in the family, so they’re not going to sit around the house all day and talk about it.
“They’re not like that.
They’re not looking at it,” Gerbing explains.
Gerbes family has one TV in the house, and they’ve never been on it together.
Gerbi’s wife, Kristi, and Gerber have a two-year-old and a two and a half-year old.
The oldest daughter, now 8, is a little bit older and has more friends, but the family lives with their grandparents in a one-bedroom apartment in the suburbs of Chicago.
They can’t watch a lot of TV, but Gerber’s son, now 6, and his younger daughter, 9, watch television together on the couch and Gerb’s youngest son is watching TV on a laptop in the living room.
The family is trying to get more and more involved in their lives, so the Gerber kids spend a lot more time together than they do watching TV together.
But, Gerbing notes, they can still talk and read together.
GerBens kids and Gerbi are both part-time workers, and there’s no job right now.
So, it’s not a real job for Gerber and his family.
Gerben and his partner have two full-time jobs, but they’re both busy raising kids and doing housework.
They are not working part- time, because their kids are already so young, but that’s still a lot to handle.
“So, I would say there’s a lot that’s on the back burner for me,” Gerbe says.
He says he and Kristi work part- and full- time.
Gerbe and Kristie are also trying to keep their finances together so they can support their family.
Gerbrings youngest son lives with Gerby and his mother, and both of them have their own cars, but he can’t afford to buy a car himself.
His mother says she’s willing to drive him to school in case he needs a ride, but she also says she wants to have him get