Explain to your child the consequences of drugs and alcohol and apply these to their daily life. How would being high affect extra-curricular activities or academic performance? Will drug and alcohol use stop the pursuit of personal goals?
Entitlement is the belief that one is deserving of or entitled to certain privileges regardless of one’s contributions. Adults who expect promotions without hard word, teens who expect an allowance with no chores and elementary children who expect to win every game without practicing, demonstrate an entitlement attitude. What can you, as a parent, do to help your child not become like this?
Concerned about protecting your child’s innocence? How can parents protect their children from violent images, sexual content and inappropriate content before they are ready for it? More than ever before, parents must be proactive and be aware of what their children view and listen to. When it comes to selecting age-appropriate movies, I recommend Kids-in-mind.com.
Lawrence Kohlberg’s research and theories influenced child psychology and developmental theory for years. It is a powerful tool that can help you understand the motivation behind your child’s decisions at each stage of development.
The book and video series, Effective Parenting In A Defective World, by Chip Ingram (Focus on the Family, 2006), is a powerful, practical guide for parents with children of all ages. We also highly recommend the DVD study and guide for small groups or Sunday School classes.