(Note: Today’s program is available for “on demand” listening—in the embedded player on this page or as a download–after 3pm ET.)
Today’s ProgramDr. Randy Answered Facebook questions after the program today… https://vimeo.com/76464152 Do you respect your kids? Why is that even necessary? Dr. Randy helps you discover why it’s important to respect your kids, and he also helps you find practical ways to learn how to show respect to your kids.
Active Respect shows your children that you love and respect them enough to hold them accountable for their behavior – using natural and logical consequences. In other words, you don’t allow your children to get away with things simply because you love them. — Dr. Randy Carlson
Link to Today’s Blog Post: “Children Respect Action, Not Words”
Habits of an Intentional ParentDr. Randy Carlson
- I will not do for my child what he needs to do for himself—when I do, I disrespect him.
- I will not over-react—when I do, my while has won.
- I will not rescue my child from life lessons he needs to learn—when I do, I weaken him.
- I will not treat my teenager like a child—when I do, I create resentment.
- I will not be dissuaded from doing right, despite anger, tears, cursing or threats—when I do, I am an irresponsible parent.
- I will use my Heart—when they are hurting, confused, searching or frustrated.
- I will use my Head—when they have questions, need guidance or want answers.
- I will use my Hand (take action)—when they are disrespectful, disobedient or lazy.
- I will pick my parenting battles carefully—because it’s more important to be the right parent than to be right.
- I will give lots of encouragement—because it will help my child to succeed.
- I will provide training, instruction and support as needed—because that’s my job.
- I will pray daily for my children—because my children belong to God.
- The Four Laws of Intentional Parenting
- Powering Down and Parenting UP
- Intentional Parents Play All Four Quarters
- Bonus Session: Overtime Parenting—Parenting the Adult Child