Raising a child is full of challenges, especially for first-time parents. Here are five pieces of advice for new parents to keep in mind to help make sure you’ve got all your bases covered.
Seeking advice is an interesting concept. What is the point? Who do I ask? Do I trust or believe the source? What do I want to know? How much do I share? I’d like to answer some of these questions from my perspective and hopefully you can share your perspective as well in the comments.
We share two powerful stories that can help kids reach their potential. In our first video, Jack Armstrong shares the impact his “tough love” had on his former players. He then connects that to how parents can set expectations and support their children in meeting or exceeding those expectations. His insight and wit in telling the story makes the principle easy to digest.
Every parent wants to get their kid to listen. Sometimes it probably seems like nothing you ever say is heard, and your kids do exactly the opposite of what you want them to do. That can be very hard to handle, but thankfully this is a topic we talked about with Dr. Gregory Fabiano.
I imagine many dads may struggle with staying calm in the midst of challenging times. Despite our best effort, something can always push our buttons and result in momentarily losing control of our voices. That being said, it’s crucial to learn better ways to respond in the moment and communicate in calm, respectful ways. Making this change is important if you truly want to raise confident and successful children.
The goal of this post is not to condemn the fact you yell – it’s to help you decrease, and ultimately stop yelling at your kids. From personal experience, let me tell you it’s worth the time and energy to improve in this area.
At this time of year, you may be considering whether you’re going to make a New Year’s resolution. Maybe you’ve made them in the past and lost interest over time. Or perhaps you buckled down and followed through. Either way, you’re now facing the beginning of another new year.