Discover parenting strategies you can be proud of.
We all have times when we parent in ways we don't like. Sometimes you get frustrated, desperate, or overwhelmed and end up reacting before you can even think it through. You keep telling yourself it's a one-time thing. Maybe you've let it become a habit. It doesn't have to continue. Whether it's bribery, yelling, counting to three, or threats of punishment you didn't mean to make, reacting never feels good. If you can learn to act with intentionality, you'll feel better about your choices and be grateful for the results.
Dr. Kathy Koch, author of Screens and Teens and 8 Great Smarts, will teach you proven strategies for training your child's heart and parenting in a way that honors God. Move your child from "I can't, I won't" to "I can, I will, and I did." We can all do better than, "because I said so," or "no screen time for three days." We can do better than just behavior modification. We can change our children's hearts and teach them to do what is good, godly, and right even at times when we're not around.
Once you learn to put these motivation strategies in place there will be no more need to nag. You'll be astounded at what your kids can do without being asked. Dr. Kathy doesn't give any quick-fixes. Starting with the heart is all about changing what children believe in order to change their behavior. Learning to implement this kind of motivation takes effort, consistency, and strategy. But it works. It's never too late! If you're willing to commit to a little hard work up front, you'll enjoy your kids, your life, and yourself much more when you learn to start with the heart.