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Parenting: Getting It Right (Andy & Sandra Stanley)
Parenting is complicated. You want to get it right. To do what you have to do to determine your it. And that's what this video study is about.
In this six-session video study, Andy and Sandra Stanley will actually suggest an it… the it they're convinced makes all the difference. Because if you don't hit pause long enough to consider the direction in which you are parenting, you may wake up one day to the realization that you parented in the wrong direction. By wrong I mean, you parented in a direction you would not have chosen to parent had you stopped long enough to choose. The direction we choose, consciously or unconsciously, will in some way determine our children's destinations—emotionally, relationally, spiritually, as well as academically and professionally. You owe it to them to choose it ahead of time.
Reconsider the way you parent and determine your north star. Regardless of the age and stage of your children, consider where and how your family will end up if you continue parenting in your present direction.
Parenting - Session 2: The Four Stages of Parenting
The four stages of parenting are Discipline (0-5 years old), Training (5-12), Coaching (12-18), and Friendship (18+ years old). Parents have to consciously adjust their approach as kids seamlessly transition from one stage to the next. Too many parents never do. Or they fall behind and are forced...
The goal of carefully considering your words, your tone, and your timing is not merely to build and protect your kid’s self-esteem. The reason to get your words right, both spoken and unspoken, is because of the influence they can have.
Your marital status and your views on marriage influence how your children move through the world, not just when they’re teens or start dating, not just when they’re young adults, but now. The emotional climate in your home affects your children’s current and future well-being.
Parenting - Session 5: Establishing Rules and Consequences
A good posture to take when your child disobeys is Oh no! The Oh no! posture sides with your child against their disobedience. It also gives you time to calm down and think creatively about how to tailor the consequences to fit the crime.
Parenting - Session 6: Developing a Faith of Their Own
It’s beneficial to be intentional about which aspects of your faith you want to give your children and how you want to pass these spiritual aspects along to them. So your win or the it as it relates to faith, is often simply helping each of your children develop a faith of their own.