Relationships as a Parent
- Understand your basic needs and the needs of each of your children.
- Learn how to meet your own needs, while helping your children meet theirs in responsible ways.
- Discriminate between doing to, doing for, and doing with your children.
- Negotiate the inherent conflict between parents and children – parents wanting to keep their children safe, while children want to live with reckless abandon.
- Apply these skills to any relationship in your life to create happy, supportive, caring relationships.
I have finally finished my parenting curriculum, Empowerment Parenting. This is a 25-hour parenting program for people mandated to attend parenting classes. It teaches parenting skills based on our five basic needs and emphasizes the difference between discipline and punishment. Parents are taught the formula for teaching their children self-discipline while building influential, positive relationships with their children.
This month’s InsideOut Empowerment Challenge is about looking beyond behavior to its purpose. All behavior is purposeful. Every behavior is a person’s best attempt to get something they want at that particular time to more effectively meet one of their five basic needs.
When it comes to punishing children, spanking is never a good idea. Here’s why.
Are you ready to improve your relationships?