What Do You Want for Your Children?
What do you want for your
children? Most parents would say that they want their
children to have high self-esteem, a sense of purpose and
involvement, meaningful, constructive relationships, and
success at school and work. This is the ideal; but how many
of us know how we can best guide our children to achieve the
ideal. Questions you might ask yourself to check your
attitudes about being a parent include:
When I hear the word "discipline", do I
think of "punishment"?
Do I believe that children have to suffer to
Do I believe that parents should control their
Let's look at how these common attitudes about discipline
stimulate misbehavior, and explore some ways to respond to
children that promote self-discipline and
self-responsibility, and increase self-esteem.
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