Let’s face it, none of us receive any written instructions or blueprints when it comes to raising our kids. We all love our kids and want them to be happy and succeed in life, but how do we do that? Until I read the book Motivate Your Child Action Plan I was using the trial and error method when it came to raising my kids.
I think we all can agree positive motivation is the key when planting the seeds of success in our children. In reading the book I found so many simple solutions to everyday issues that parents face everyday. Before reading the book I would become angry and frustrated because many times the answer was staring me in the face but I didn’t see it.
While reading the book what I enjoyed most are the step-by-step character driven action plans. Whether you’re a new parent or raising teens this book helps you to learn important factors like shifting responsibility. One of the most important shifts that parents can make is shifting responsibility to their child during the 9-12 years. It’s O.K. to shift responsibility, it builds character, shows trust and allows your child to grow.
It’s often been said the we (people) do not like change. Change is something that many of us run from. Just think about when your favorite social network changes. We’re angry and afraid to adapt even though often times we know the change is for the better. In reading this book I learned change often has hidden benefits. The trouble or the idea is to find them and make sure you are benefiting from them, this book shows you how.
The authors of the book realize their is no cookie-cutter way to raise our kids. Every child is different with their own set of unique personalities and ways of thinking. Instead, the authors teach you and your child ways to get to know each other better and to decide which tools work for your unique situation. They train parents how to parent their child’s heart. Their mission is to teach parents to embrace their role as the primary disciple makers in the home. We lay the ground work for our children, We are the bedrock.
Many times as parents we feel we don’t have anyone or any place to turn to when it comes to helping our kids. I’ve often felt bewildered and just stumped at any given time. Taking the time to read this book and trying out the action plans has helped me as a parent and has helped my teens. Clear simple and concise techniques helped me and I’m sure they will help you too. Communication is the key to a successful relationship.