In our current climate of change and uncertainty, clarifying your parenting vision is more important than ever. Your life circumstances today can be quite different by next week; yet, your vision remains constant. Your kids can trust and count on the steadiness of your solid vision and positive values.
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If there has ever been a time where we need to consistently behave in accordance with our positive values, it is now. Healthy values like respect, humility, accountability, and compassion serve to inoculate our families from the ill effects of selfish and fear based behavior. Behaving in accordance with our positive values prepares our children for the real world, helping to influence the broader culture in values grounded ways.
For many parents, the novelty of being home together has worn off and they find themselves feeling worn out. Quarantine Fatigue has begun to take hold – a result from juggling work responsibilities, home school monitoring, daily household duties, and breaking up arguments and fights. In this blog, an endurance mindset will be discussed along with practical tips and strategies.
Co-parenting refers to how parents work together in raising their children. It involves being on the same page with your partner in your parenting decisions and actions.
Within the Values Grounded Framework, it is assumed that we all have these positive values deep inside us. Part of growing up involves finding ways to bring these positive values to life – to explore and uncover unique expressions of this goodness within.
The 5 C’ consist of best parenting practices. Consider these to be your ‘Vitamin C’ – practicing these will boost your strength as a parent, especially while you are quarantined.
During these times of change and uncertainty, a clear plan provides reassurance and security for your kids. It helps establish a sense of normalcy and affirms that you are helping lead them through these unforeseen changes.
There have a multitude of changes during our current health crises. Most notably, our work and school routines have been disrupted. This blog is an introduction to a 4 part series designed to give useful and practical advise during these weeks of quarantine.
In this real world example, a father addresses the issue of pornography with his son. Using a values grounded approach, focus is centered on healthy sexuality. The father uses the productive conflict method to discuss this emotionally charged and uncomfortable subject with respect and dignity.
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.