The Importance of Healthy Relationships in Your Child’s Life | Part 5

The Importance of Healthy Relationships in Your Child’s Life | Part 5

Apr 17
 
The Importance of Healthy Relationships in Your Child’s Life | Part 4

The Importance of Healthy Relationships in Your Child’s Life | Part 4

Apr 16

The Discipline Factor and It’s Spiritual Impact

One of the most important areas for a parent child relationship is how we discipline. There are two phrases that we use when teaching parents and they are “Rules without relationship lead to rebellion” as well as “Relationship without rules leads to rebellion.” It is a balancing act. The amazing thing is that because we tend to marry our opposite, one parent usually is high-end relationship while the other focuses more on the rules. We need to make sure that we know which one we are so we can be sure to find a balance. Because we are the first example of our Heavenly Father to our children, we must take finding this balance seriously. One of the easiest ways to do this is to make sure that you are not becoming the consequence yourself or pulling away from your child relationally while giving a consequence. It is also imperative that after a consequence is given, you must take time to “repair” relationship. Sit with your child, give them a hug and reassure them that you love them. Also keep in mind that your child who is being the most difficult to deal with at the moment, usually is the one that you need to invest the most in relationally. Check out this series, by clicking here, for more on separating the relationship from the discipline.

 

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The Importance of Healthy Relationships in Your Child’s Life | Part 3

The Importance of Healthy Relationships in Your Child’s Life | Part 3

Apr 15

Beginning to Build Relationships

We mentioned yesterday that the very basic thing you need in order to build relationships is time. We also gave some ideas on where to start yesterday. Another very easy place to start is by setting aside time to “date” your kids. In our house every Wednesday morning my dad would alternate taking my brother and me out for breakfast. This tradition went back as far as I can remember. We would get up a little early, eat a quick breakfast and then be back in time to head to school. Those were times we would always look forward to because we would get dad all to ourselves. It wasn’t a huge deal, meaning there wasn’t pageantry about where we would go or what we would do. What there was however, was consistency.  Without fail we could count on these breakfast taking place. They even happened when we were home from college. It was the perfect relationship building time. Time to just sit and listen. As the old saying goes, children really don’t need a lot, they just need you.

 

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The Importance of Healthy Relationships in Your Child’s Life | Part 2

The Importance of Healthy Relationships in Your Child’s Life | Part 2

Apr 14

It’s Easier Then You Think

We know that healthy relationships are important but because so many of us have not observed or experienced them we have no idea where to begin. Relationship begins simply with giving time. We need to make sure we are taking time just to listen to and be there for our kids. It is so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of life that we can forget to take time to look our kids in the eye and have a conversation. Or simply sit on the floor with them and play. Taking time to talk around the table at meal times or sitting on the edge of their bed before they fall asleep is something that can be done in every home regardless of schedule. With the world of texting and twitter, we are loosing the art of deep and meaningful communication. We have to teach our children how to connect through relationship. Take the time to pursue your children.

 

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The Importance of Healthy Relationships in Your Child’s Life | Part 1

The Importance of Healthy Relationships in Your Child’s Life | Part 1

Apr 13

How The Deficit Affects Us All

In our culture today, many children are growing up without the deep relationships that were once so prevalent in our society. To start with most children not only had their nuclear family intact, but their extended family close as well. Women were not in the work force as much and were home with their children. The way days were spent in the past were much different then how they are spent today. There was not the media take over that there is now.  Entertainment meant being with or playing with someone else. In today’s fast paced world we need to make relationship a priority, it doesn’t just “happen” any more. It is so important to make sure we are giving our children tools for growing healthy relationships.  Check back this week for lots more information.

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