Safe Environment -7 Building Blocks of Effective Parenting

We all want our children to grow into adults capable of making healthy choices about their lives.   In order to be able to make these choices they need to be able to make mistakes.    When we get something wrong we learn and we also deepen our understanding and our character.    In our … Continue reading Safe Environment -7 Building Blocks of Effective Parenting

Boundaries -7 Building Blocks of Effective Parenting

Consistent boundaries  build a safe environment for children to grow in.    If we think of boundaries in a physical form we might think of a fence. A fence is a useful tool. A fence keeps certain things together in one space and keeps other things out.    This is exactly what we want to … Continue reading Boundaries -7 Building Blocks of Effective Parenting

Expectations -7 Building Blocks of Effective Parenting

Clear and meaningful expectations with firm boundaries are the key to happy and successful children and calmer parents.  With clear, meaningful expectations and firm boundaries; • Parents and children know what is expected and are calmer • Expectations are consistent  • Everyone knows what will happen if expectations areand are not met • Rewards and consequences are followed through every time   If this is consistently achieved both … Continue reading Expectations -7 Building Blocks of Effective Parenting