The Thriving Family Blog

Free Resources To Help Your Children Flourish

Pleasure versus Happiness: Raising Joyful Children

Children often see pleasure and happiness as one in the same.A defining feature of maturity is being able to differentiate between happiness and pleasure. Pleasure involves a short term positive experience.Happiness, on the other hand, goes beyond a pleasurable experience. It is a longer lasting, more sustainable experience that is not situationally dependent. It involves thinking more about the bigger picture.

Read More

FEAR BASED PARENTING: Managing Fear or Being Managed by Fear?

Although fear can be useful in alerting us to a threat against our kids, it also can transform a balanced parent into a hovering, helicopter parent. A parent who attempts to engineer and control life circumstances in order to eliminate emotional hardship and failure for their kids. Fear can immobilize a child and keep them from going out of their comfort zone to learn, grow, and thrive.

Read More

Transform Your Family Culture From Conflict To Calm...

Follow These 3 Steps To Get Your Kids To Start Listening To You

(And actually appreciate what you have to say)

Get notified when
Values Grounded Parenting becomes available