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The Battle For A Child’s Self-Esteem | Part 3

How does discipline affect self-esteem? It seems that many today would think that disciplining a child would hurt their self-esteem, which is why we have so many homes with so little rules. In fact the opposite is true. When a child has no consistent boundaries placed around them they feel very insecure.

15 MIN1 days ago
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The Battle For A Child’s Self-Esteem | Part 3

The Battle For A Child’s Self-Esteem | Part 2

Where does self-esteem Begin in a child's development process? It actually begins at birth with the mother/child bonding. Through the bonding experience of those early days and months we are communicating love and security. A child cannot yet comprehend the concept of God as their Father so until that time we are communicating His love through our parenting.

15 MIN2 days ago
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The Battle For A Child’s Self-Esteem | Part 2

The Battle For a Child’s Self-Esteem | Part 1

The concept of self-esteem can be a very elusive and ethereal topic. What is it, and how can I make sure that my kids have positive self-esteem?

15 MIN3 days ago
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The Battle For a Child’s Self-Esteem | Part 1

ADD & ADHD | Part 5

Get Organized- Part 2 Here is a list of reminders for parents on how to consistently communicate positively to your child. It will also help you to maintain the balance of structure and relationship. 1. Listen to your child- make sure you are taking the time to listen to your child through the process of getting organized. Make sure to include them in the process. It is easy for many of us to get over excited about being about to take charge of our family and forget to listen to our childâ€s voice. 2. Be careful how you react. Stay calm.- Very important when your child is consistently hitting a wall. We need to remember that change is a gradual process. Remind yourself that it is about the process not the end result. 3. Be patient-A good reminder when you are feeling frustrated is to focus on the fact that they are children and not “mini adultsâ€. They will make mistakes and have immature moments. 4. Give them active time-All children, but especially those with ADD/...

14 MIN3 weeks ago
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ADD & ADHD | Part 5

ADD & ADHD | Part 4

Get Organized- Part 1 A great list found on ADDitudemag.com for helping parents get organized and mobilized to help their child/family function with ADD/ADHD. 1.ÂGive specific instructions.“Put away the toys on your carpet on the shelf in the closet.†Be consistent — if the toys are stored on the shelf one night, they should be put there every night. Children need to know precisely what you expect. 2.ÂAssign tasks that your child is capable of doing on his own.ÂSuccess builds confidence. The goal is to teach your child to do things independently. 3.ÂInvolve your child in discussions about rules and routines.ÂIt will help him understand goals and teach him to accept responsibility. 4.ÂWrite downÂroutinesÂas sequences of tasks (two to five items only), and post where easily visible (refrigerator, bathroom mirror).ÂReview lists regularly with your child. 5.ÂBe realistic aboutÂtime.ÂMake sure youâ€ve set aside enough time for the child to complete his homewo...

14 MIN3 weeks ago
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ADD & ADHD | Part 4

ADD & ADHD | Part 3

Isnâ€t ADHD Just An Excuse For A Lack Of Discipline? A great response to this question was found in ADDitudeMag.com, by Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D., who is a psychiatrist and a father of an ADHD child…. “The idea that willpower can solve all problems is as American as apple pie, but so are compassion, tolerance, and wisdom. Some people with diseases such as diabetes and hypertension can organize their lives to limit the effects of their disabilities. But some, no matter how hard they try, need insulin to break down sugar or medication to lower their blood pressure. We offer them support, and we do not blame them for their failure to “fix†themselves. The same goes for ADHD. Unfortunately, when it comes to brain disorders, such as ADHD, depression, or other neurological conditions,Âa harmful attitude creeps in: the belief that attention deficit disorder, and other disorders originating in the mind, reflect “bad character†and that all it takes is more wi...

14 MINSEP 19
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ADD & ADHD | Part 3

ADD & ADHD | Part 2

Mom Is Key Children with ADD/ADHD have a very difficult time maintaining focus on things that do not interest them. This can become very frustrating to parents when they see their child get very focused for a long period of time over a video game or some other hobby but are unable to maintain that focus when it comes to homework or chores. ÂÂParents need to keep in mind for a child who is truly ADD/ADHD it is not willful disobedience. Where parents can come in to help is by providing consistent rewards for an area that may be difficult for a child to self motivate. Something such as homework is a good area to start. Something like offering a small reward such as a snack for a subject completed or an allotted amount of time worked is all that may be needed to motivate the child to focus. Start with small chunks of time worked and slowly work to more as your child does better focusing.  For more on this topic listen to todayâ€s podcast.

14 MINSEP 18
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ADD & ADHD | Part 2

ADD & ADHD | Part 1

Have Hope ADD/ADHD seems to be something that many parents have questions about because it is so prevalent in todayâ€s society, to the point where many parents worry about their children unnecessarily. It appears that currently only 3-5% of children truly suffer from ADD/ADHD. The characteristics of ADD/ADHD are impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. The problem is many parents with toddlers can attest to theses characteristics showing up frequently. So we must ask when does it become a problem? There are several factors that can cause this in young children, everything from lack of sleep, diet, or even over stimulation. So we as parents need to ask ourselves a few questions to determine whether or not this is something that we need to take more seriously. Is the behavior I observe in my child similar to that of other children he encounters? Is the behavior I expect of my child developmentally appropriate? Do I see a pattern of behavior when my child engages in various...

14 MINSEP 17
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ADD & ADHD | Part 1

Raising a Wise Decision Maker | Part 5

NO Excuses The generation of children and teens have been raised observing the “its never my fault attitudeâ€. Many in society want to blame every one around them for circumstances and choices, the victim mentality is sadly very prevalent. This is a very adolescent attitude that many adults have not grown out of. We need to teach our children that their choices are their own, which means that they need to learn how to take responsibility for their actions. No excuses are acceptable. Teaching this attitude of responsibility for decisions makes our child both marriageable and employable. Never being able to admit when you are at fault makes both of these areas very difficult. The Living Bible translates the Proverbs 22:6 verse like this, “Teach a child to choose the right path, and when he is older, he will remain upon it.â€Â We are training our children not only to make the right choices but to take responsibility and learn from the poor ones.  Listen to toda...

14 MINAUG 31
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Raising a Wise Decision Maker | Part 5

Raising a Wise Decision Maker | Part 4

Challenges The challenges of decision making are evident in every decision your child has to make. Rather then making these decisions for your child, or becoming frustrated with the childâ€s poor decisions, use these as opportunities for decision making development. What are examples in the decision making training process? Well when our children are young we train them to pick up after themselves. That is ultimately helping them make the decision to do that later on. How they handle their allowance is a great decision making opportunity. Decisions about when is an appropriate time to leave if something is happening at a party or date that goes against what is appropriate. All the “challenges†we as parents face with our children and teens are also great training opportunities. The need to learn the skill of wise, disciplined decision making is often more significant then the behavior we are dealing with. Donâ€t get frustrated and miss out on the opportunit...

14 MINAUG 30
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Raising a Wise Decision Maker | Part 4

Latest Episodes

The Battle For A Child’s Self-Esteem | Part 3

How does discipline affect self-esteem? It seems that many today would think that disciplining a child would hurt their self-esteem, which is why we have so many homes with so little rules. In fact the opposite is true. When a child has no consistent boundaries placed around them they feel very insecure.

15 MIN1 days ago
Comments
The Battle For A Child’s Self-Esteem | Part 3

The Battle For A Child’s Self-Esteem | Part 2

Where does self-esteem Begin in a child's development process? It actually begins at birth with the mother/child bonding. Through the bonding experience of those early days and months we are communicating love and security. A child cannot yet comprehend the concept of God as their Father so until that time we are communicating His love through our parenting.

15 MIN2 days ago
Comments
The Battle For A Child’s Self-Esteem | Part 2

The Battle For a Child’s Self-Esteem | Part 1

The concept of self-esteem can be a very elusive and ethereal topic. What is it, and how can I make sure that my kids have positive self-esteem?

15 MIN3 days ago
Comments
The Battle For a Child’s Self-Esteem | Part 1

ADD & ADHD | Part 5

Get Organized- Part 2 Here is a list of reminders for parents on how to consistently communicate positively to your child. It will also help you to maintain the balance of structure and relationship. 1. Listen to your child- make sure you are taking the time to listen to your child through the process of getting organized. Make sure to include them in the process. It is easy for many of us to get over excited about being about to take charge of our family and forget to listen to our childâ€s voice. 2. Be careful how you react. Stay calm.- Very important when your child is consistently hitting a wall. We need to remember that change is a gradual process. Remind yourself that it is about the process not the end result. 3. Be patient-A good reminder when you are feeling frustrated is to focus on the fact that they are children and not “mini adultsâ€. They will make mistakes and have immature moments. 4. Give them active time-All children, but especially those with ADD/...

14 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
ADD & ADHD | Part 5

ADD & ADHD | Part 4

Get Organized- Part 1 A great list found on ADDitudemag.com for helping parents get organized and mobilized to help their child/family function with ADD/ADHD. 1.ÂGive specific instructions.“Put away the toys on your carpet on the shelf in the closet.†Be consistent — if the toys are stored on the shelf one night, they should be put there every night. Children need to know precisely what you expect. 2.ÂAssign tasks that your child is capable of doing on his own.ÂSuccess builds confidence. The goal is to teach your child to do things independently. 3.ÂInvolve your child in discussions about rules and routines.ÂIt will help him understand goals and teach him to accept responsibility. 4.ÂWrite downÂroutinesÂas sequences of tasks (two to five items only), and post where easily visible (refrigerator, bathroom mirror).ÂReview lists regularly with your child. 5.ÂBe realistic aboutÂtime.ÂMake sure youâ€ve set aside enough time for the child to complete his homewo...

14 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
ADD & ADHD | Part 4

ADD & ADHD | Part 3

Isnâ€t ADHD Just An Excuse For A Lack Of Discipline? A great response to this question was found in ADDitudeMag.com, by Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D., who is a psychiatrist and a father of an ADHD child…. “The idea that willpower can solve all problems is as American as apple pie, but so are compassion, tolerance, and wisdom. Some people with diseases such as diabetes and hypertension can organize their lives to limit the effects of their disabilities. But some, no matter how hard they try, need insulin to break down sugar or medication to lower their blood pressure. We offer them support, and we do not blame them for their failure to “fix†themselves. The same goes for ADHD. Unfortunately, when it comes to brain disorders, such as ADHD, depression, or other neurological conditions,Âa harmful attitude creeps in: the belief that attention deficit disorder, and other disorders originating in the mind, reflect “bad character†and that all it takes is more wi...

14 MINSEP 19
Comments
ADD & ADHD | Part 3

ADD & ADHD | Part 2

Mom Is Key Children with ADD/ADHD have a very difficult time maintaining focus on things that do not interest them. This can become very frustrating to parents when they see their child get very focused for a long period of time over a video game or some other hobby but are unable to maintain that focus when it comes to homework or chores. ÂÂParents need to keep in mind for a child who is truly ADD/ADHD it is not willful disobedience. Where parents can come in to help is by providing consistent rewards for an area that may be difficult for a child to self motivate. Something such as homework is a good area to start. Something like offering a small reward such as a snack for a subject completed or an allotted amount of time worked is all that may be needed to motivate the child to focus. Start with small chunks of time worked and slowly work to more as your child does better focusing.  For more on this topic listen to todayâ€s podcast.

14 MINSEP 18
Comments
ADD & ADHD | Part 2

ADD & ADHD | Part 1

Have Hope ADD/ADHD seems to be something that many parents have questions about because it is so prevalent in todayâ€s society, to the point where many parents worry about their children unnecessarily. It appears that currently only 3-5% of children truly suffer from ADD/ADHD. The characteristics of ADD/ADHD are impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. The problem is many parents with toddlers can attest to theses characteristics showing up frequently. So we must ask when does it become a problem? There are several factors that can cause this in young children, everything from lack of sleep, diet, or even over stimulation. So we as parents need to ask ourselves a few questions to determine whether or not this is something that we need to take more seriously. Is the behavior I observe in my child similar to that of other children he encounters? Is the behavior I expect of my child developmentally appropriate? Do I see a pattern of behavior when my child engages in various...

14 MINSEP 17
Comments
ADD & ADHD | Part 1

Raising a Wise Decision Maker | Part 5

NO Excuses The generation of children and teens have been raised observing the “its never my fault attitudeâ€. Many in society want to blame every one around them for circumstances and choices, the victim mentality is sadly very prevalent. This is a very adolescent attitude that many adults have not grown out of. We need to teach our children that their choices are their own, which means that they need to learn how to take responsibility for their actions. No excuses are acceptable. Teaching this attitude of responsibility for decisions makes our child both marriageable and employable. Never being able to admit when you are at fault makes both of these areas very difficult. The Living Bible translates the Proverbs 22:6 verse like this, “Teach a child to choose the right path, and when he is older, he will remain upon it.â€Â We are training our children not only to make the right choices but to take responsibility and learn from the poor ones.  Listen to toda...

14 MINAUG 31
Comments
Raising a Wise Decision Maker | Part 5

Raising a Wise Decision Maker | Part 4

Challenges The challenges of decision making are evident in every decision your child has to make. Rather then making these decisions for your child, or becoming frustrated with the childâ€s poor decisions, use these as opportunities for decision making development. What are examples in the decision making training process? Well when our children are young we train them to pick up after themselves. That is ultimately helping them make the decision to do that later on. How they handle their allowance is a great decision making opportunity. Decisions about when is an appropriate time to leave if something is happening at a party or date that goes against what is appropriate. All the “challenges†we as parents face with our children and teens are also great training opportunities. The need to learn the skill of wise, disciplined decision making is often more significant then the behavior we are dealing with. Donâ€t get frustrated and miss out on the opportunit...

14 MINAUG 30
Comments
Raising a Wise Decision Maker | Part 4