Do you struggle with how to set clear limits for your children and still give them opportunities to make good decisions for themselves?
So many power struggles can be avoided when children have an opportunity to choose for themselves or to have a voice in family decisions. But how do you know when it’s time to negotiate with a child and when it’s time to just lay down the law? This week’s guest, parent educator Dr. Ada Alden, has developed a “Red, Yellow, Green” framework to help you sort that out. And she offers some great tips for how family meetings can strengthen your family’s relationships and help you “work yourself out of a job” – the overall goal in parenting, right? (Erin is excited to begin family meetings in her household and you will be too!)
How could family meetings add to the quality of your family life and to your children’s development of wise decision-making? Please share your thoughts in our REPLY space!
For Ada’s web site on Purposeful Parenting, click here.