Heart Work

The Value of Grandparents – Thriving Kids Connection – Parents Article

Dr. Scott Turansky Grandparents meet a special need in the life of their grandchildren. In fact studies show that kids believe that grandparents are very important and value their relationships with them. Furthermore, most grandparents find their role very rewarding. Most parents recognize the need to have other adults involved in the lives of their children. Kids often listen to other leaders and authorities, and parents inadvertently benefit from the parenting help. Grandparents are an excellent source of strength for…

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Balance Firmness with Relationship – Thriving Kids Connection – Parents Article

Posted on 31 Oct in Heart Work by scott turansky Children need correction and discipline. Their immaturity often requires that you take firm action. We’re advocates of firmness and setting tight boundaries for children in their areas of weakness in order to teach them how to live differently. Discipline, however, must take place in the context of relationship. When the pressure must increase for a time in family life, be sure to also increase times of fun, affirmation, and…

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Kids Don’t Listen? Stop Talking and Start Acting – Parents Article

Posted on 24 Oct in Heart Work by scott turansky Every parent has an action point. An action point is the point when you stop talking and start acting or the point when children know you mean business. How do they know? You give them cues, and your children know what those cues are. If you repeat the same request over and over again, how does your child know when you really mean it? Think back on your own…

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Discouraged Parents – Take Heart! – Parents Article

Posted on 18 Oct in Heart Work by scott turansky Every once in a while, after hearing us teach a parenting seminar, a distressed parent will come up and say, “I never knew this information before. Is it too late? I think I’ve ruined my kids.” One parent recently asked that question and I (Scott) said, “How old are your children?” She replied, “Six and seven.” I smiled and gently explained to her that it’s never too late. Here’s…

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A Romans 5 Approach to Parenting – Parents Article

Sometimes parents are afraid to be firm with their kids for fear that their kids won’t like them or that they’ll add too much pressure that their kids can’t handle. Unfortunately, many children take advantage of their parents’ graciousness and don’t reciprocate in a positive way. It’s Training Time The reality is that many children need a boot camp experience in following instructions, working on attitude, or getting control of their anger. Firmness is an important parenting strategy. Firmness makes…

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