Weekly tips that help boost the power of your influence. To read the tips, click on the pictures and please consider sharing your thoughts.
Your Reflection - It's found in your child's behavior and attitudes. Your children look like you and sound like you, but it goes beyond physical features or defining gestures. Your child’s attitudes and habits are also a reflection of you, because your child imitates what she sees you doing.
Feelings are just so … um, so … hard to describe. It takes practice and mature language skills. The ability to influence our kids is at risk when we rely on their limited language. Click the image to read the tip and access a blank body outline.
Crime & Punishment - "If you can't do the time, don't commit the crime." --Barretta By helping our kids understand how to create their options, we're helping them connect their actions – past and present – to their options – present and future. Click on the image to read the tip and then please consider sharing your thoughts.
Asking the Right Questions - We promise to teach our kids how to love and be loved. By demonstrating the ways in which the right questions are asked, we are demonstrating how to express genuine care for another and make good on the promise. Without knowing about his life, your REAL question can't be answered.
Time To Go - The wisest choices are based on personal desire. It can be easy to misinterpret desire for obligation. If we continue to intervene, how can anyone know which is which? Click the image to read this week's tip and please consider sharing your thoughts.
“How was your day?” won’t cut the mustard any better than Q about homework. Perhaps it’s time we updated the way we debrief the school day with our kids. Click the image for a suggested starting point and please consider sharing your ideas and feedback. Word Count 420