Parenting with Purpose: Five Keys to Raising Children with by Robert W. Reasoner

By Robert W. Reasoner

Drawing on years of analysis and event, this leading edge consultant explains tips on how to strengthen fascinating own qualities—such as self-motivation, vanity, and compassion—in youngsters of every age. by way of constructing those features early in existence, young children are more likely to develop into self-sufficient, accountable adults. greater than 50 relaxing actions are only if permit mom and dad, grandparents, and caregivers to foster such helpful attributes in young ones very easily. particular chapters hide easy methods to paintings with talented kids and kids with studying or behavioral handicaps, and specified awareness is given to the desires of foster mom and dad in facilitating the non-public improvement of foster young children.

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Not coming to dinner when dinner is ready may result in having to eat a cold dinner. It is easier to use consequences when certain privileges have been established for following the rules or procedures. Then it becomes a simple matter of losing the privilege, which might be watching TV, using the telephone, going to a friend’s house, or asking for a ride. 46 Parenting with Purpose The consequences established should be reasonable and proportionate to the misbehavior. The purpose of this follow-up is to teach your children correct behavior, not to inflict punishment to make them suffer.

First, whenever possible it should be your intention to honor the child’s dignity and right to feel safe. Hence, using physical punishment would violate that objective. Second, when we take our frustrations out on a child it can easily result in serious injury or abuse. Third, when physical punishment is used it tends to destroy your relationship with the child, causing 50 Parenting with Purpose resentment, hate, fear and insecurity rather than mutual respect and love. This is especially true for children of school age.

A grandparent who takes on the role as parent and primary caregiver must make both physical and psychological adjustments. First, parenting requires a great expenditure of energy and stamina just as the infirmities of age begin to hit. Stress also takes its toll. A recent study by Harvard University researchers found a greater risk of heart disease among women who care for their grandchildren. ”   Sometimes, psychological adjustments must also take place. Grandparents may resent the fact that they have had to take on this role and feel they have already done their parenting and would rather relax and enjoy their own life.

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