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Have you had it with your child not listening to you? You’re not alone…this is one of the most common complaints parents have about their children’s behavior. Some parents I know even consider it the status quo, and looking at the portrayals of families in constant conflict in TV and movies, it’s not hard to understand why. On the screen and in real life, kids just ignore what their parents are saying much of the time. Read More
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Today I want to share three nuggets of parenting wisdom from the blogoshpere. Why reinvent the wheel? Sometimes you’ve just got to pass along the wisdom…
First up is the latest on the Challenge Success Blog. Check out “We’re” Not Going to College…written by Julie Lythcott-Haims, who was Stanford’s freshman dean for ten years. She has a forthcoming book about “helicopter parenting,” and she writes in the blog:
We seem so afraid on our kids’ behalf – of strangers, of missed opportunities, of failing to keep up with the Joneses – and our fears impel us to always be there, present, hovering, poised to prevent, protect, intervene, advocate, and defend. Read More
This week I received an email from a grandma (I’ll call her Elaine) who read about Raise the Child You’ve Got—Not the One You Want and reached out for help. She is upset by the way her daughter picks on her grandson, and it’s getting worse and worse. She wrote, “I see the frustration and anger in him. He tells me he hates her, and feels like he can never do anything right. He’s a good kid, an honor student and fun, interesting little boy who seems worn out from the belittling” Read More
Raise the Child You’ve Got—Not the One You Want got its official launch on Friday, October 4 at a food, fun and fizzy wine-filled celebration at The Mustard Seed Clothing Company in Napa. The party was a benefit for Napa Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (Napa CASA), a nonprofit that does remarkable work on behalf of abused children, and supporters turned out in force to cheer us on! Read More
Sorry, I couldn’t find a good image for three blind men, so three blind mice are standing in for them! There’s a fable about the three blind men that I’ve included in Raise the Child You’ve Got—Not the One You Want. It involves villagers, blind men, and an elephant…pretty dang compelling, right?
I use the fable to point out that we don’t always have as full a picture of our children as we think we do. To lead with acceptance, we start with the Child We’ve Got, and then widen our perspective to understand “the rest of the story.” From the book: Read More
Parents often ask me about whether other parenting resources are in synch with Leading with Acceptance. Today I want to share with you three excellent resources for your parenting questions. All of them have philosophies that work well with Leading with Acceptance. Read More
We all want to raise successful children. In my last post, I described the problems that can occur when parents are the ones who define success. They then try to mold, shape, push and cajole their children to satisfy this expectation. It doesn’t work!
Leading with acceptance is a better way. You want to raise successful children, but you recognize that the definition of “success” must incorporate each individual child’s nature.
Everyone wants to raise a child who is a success.
How we define that success, though, makes all the difference in the kind of relationship that we will create with our child. And too often, we are so focused on success that we lose sight of the relationship itself. Read More