Focus on the Family

March 26th 2018

Michael Anderson & Dr. Johanson encourage moms & dads to change their perspective about parenting ? to stop trying so hard to create ?perfect kids,? to lecture less, and to step back and let natural consequences teach their children instead of stepping in to fix things. These men described how warnings/reminders/threats are ineffective, and why our kids need to know the truth about themselves and the world instead of getting false affirmation. On Day #2, they examined common self-protection strategies (eg?rage, withdrawal, perfectionism, etc) and the problem with telling kids to ?just do your best.?