Have you just read my book? Are you learning new tools and techniques from my blogs?
So many times parents say they wish they new this stuff earlier.
My reply is that it is NEVER TOO LATE to become an Intentional Parent. It is never too late to do things differently!
Here are three things to do TODAY to get started!
1. Use your child's emotional age when making parenting decisions! In order to help your children to succeed, you must create opportunities based from their emotional age. A MUST in regards to chores, going away from you, food, and transitions for starters.
2. Don't underestimate the length of this journey! For many of your children, it will take years and years for them to truly feel like a part of your family - every moment of every day! If there is "stuff" going on, even years later, consider it an emotional hurdle to be conquered NOT defiance.
3. Know Your Child's Story! One of the ways to meet your child right where he is, is to consider his whole self! You must know his story inside and out. Knowing things like birth order, the season of each of his losses, who he lost and how, what relationships were like in his world, how his culture ties in, names of those he lost and so much more. READ and MEMORIZE his files - honor all that he has experienced. Now meet him there!
The time is NOW! It's not too late to be an Intentional Parent - to be the Safety Net your child deserves!