Thursday, May 06, 2010

Our biggest struggle

By Dr Bill Maier

Positive Discipline A-Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems (Positive Discipline Library)What would you say is your biggest struggle as a parent?

Many parents might point to television and other media.

Others might say peer pressure — and that is a big one.

The wrong kind of friends can do irreparable harm to our kids’ future.

Still others might point to drugs or alcohol — especially if there’s a history of abuse.

These are all real concerns, but for most of us, our biggest struggle as parents is our own emotional inadequacies.

The Secrets of Modern Parenting DVD seriesWe carry a lot of psychological wounds and baggage from our childhood, and don’t always know how to handle problems when these occur.

That’s why it’s so important to read and research advice from those who have already been through what we’re in the midst of.

There are lots of great resources on the market, if we could just take the time to look.

From TODAY, Voices - Wednesday, 05-May-2010
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