I'M A PARENT NOW
NOW WHAT!!!
PARENTS WILL LEARN
HOW TO:
  1. BUILD STRONG PARENT/CHILD COMMUNICATION

What does it mean to communicate? Why try to communicate with your child?

  • Communicate means to Cooperate
  • Learn to talk so your child will listen
  • Learn to listen so your child will talk to you.
  • What does your body language say about your actual words?
  • Do you use communication blocks?
  • Are you an askable parent?

Children don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
  1. BUILD STRONG PARENT/CHILD
    COMMUNICATION
  2. ESTABLISH POSITIVE DISCIPLINE
  3. ENHANCE SELF ESTEEM
  4. INSTILL FOUNDATIONAL VALUE
2.  ESTABLISH POSITIVE DISCIPLINE

Discipline is derived from discipleship
Parents training is designed to correct, instruct, and perfect the child being disciplined.
So is discipline and punishment the same thing?

  • Discipline  and punishment serve different purposes.
  • Discipline and punishment involve different attitudes
  • Discipline and punishment inspire different responses.
3.  ENHANCE SELF ESTEEM

WHAT IS ENHANCE SELF-ESTEEM?

Self is an individual thing.
Parents how do we encourage or discourage our child to become an independent  person able to                   
survive and thrive in the world when we are not around?

It will take at least four qualities

  1. Courage
  2. Self-esteem
  3. Responsibility
  4. Cooperation

So lets start with Courage and Self-esteem.  Courage is the confidence to take a known risk for a  known
purpose.  
Some examples when your child might need courage:
  • Courage to stick with a difficult task in school
  • Courage to try new skills when failure might be embarrassing
  • Courage to resist peer pressure such as during the preteen and teen years when they are offered drugs and
    sex
One would say they were not afraid.  That person is like the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz.  It takes heart.
Courage is the heart of human potential.  It is the feeling of confidence we have in ourselves that says "there is a
reasonable chance I can succeed if I take that risk."

To become responsible you have to risk the consequences of your choices.
4.  INSTILL FOUNDATIONAL VALUE

Every choice we or our children make is guided by the values we decide to express.  Parents what values do
you give to your children?  Remember you are their first teacher before they even enter school.  Your sense
of value is what your children base their chance to live as free men and women.

Virtues are "caught" rather than taught, so Parents you should embody the values you teach your children.  
Parents you are the tools in character development.  Building character require shaping the will and
discipline.  Character is developed as virtues become habits.  

As a parent make every effort to add and instill virtue to your foundational value for yourselves and your
children.  
Listed below are at least (7) you can include in your building process:

  1. Goodness
  2. Knowledge
  3. Self control
  4. Perseverance
  5. Godliness
  6. Brotherly Kindness
  7. Love

Remember Parents, real discipline - disciples ship which involves character development - does not occur
spontaneously.  If happens only if you, the parent, set out to make it happen.  How then do you intentionally
instill foundational value and foster character development in your children?
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