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Intentional Parenting


No matter how good their intentions, all parents at times resort to quick-fix parenting: things we do to stop a kid's negative or annoying behavior. 

Quick-fix parenting may temporarily ease a parent's stress level, but it does little to positively impact a child's future. Quick-fix parenting is a terrible long-term strategy for parenting.

Intentional parenting is the opposite of quick-fix parenting. Intentional parenting is a way to raise children to become healthy, independent young adults. It's based on solid principles which, applied over time, actually result in less-stressed parents and happier, better-adjusted, and more successful kids. Intentional parenting means you've got more than good intentions; you've got a plan. (And it's always better to have a plan for dealing with the stuff that inevitably crops up between parents and their kids than it is to wing it.) The book includes 10 videos to go along with the weekly content that can be shown in your group. 

Author: Doug Fields & Cathy Fields 

Staff Notes

  • 10 Ways to be an Exceptional Parent.
  • Book & video
  • Time investment: High (The feedback we’ve gotten is the content is great but you have to alter how you get through the content because it’s a lot. In other words, decide as a group how to navigate the content to make it work for the group.)
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