When Agreements are Broken
It happens all the time.
Your kids have violated curfew, broken
something, or made some other kind of mistake. And
when you first find out, there's a lot of negative
energy in the air.
While it's easy to get angry, and shame and
blame your kids, there's a better approach. Take a
deep breathe, and ask your child a series of
- What happened?
- What did you do?
- What were you feeling?
- What did others do?
- How could you have handled it
These questions help parents to get to the
bottom of the situation without shaming. When the
information is shared, take some time before
deciding the consequence.
And remember, "It behooves a father to be
blameless if he expects his child to be."
© 2007 Mark
Other Father Issues,
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To this day I can remember my father's
voice, singing over me in the stillness of the
night. - Carl G. Jung
a Masters degree in counseling psychology and has
been a counselor, business consultant, sports
counselor, and a certified life and business coach.
He has worked with individuals, teams, and
businesses to improve their performance for over 20
years. Prior to life and business coaching Mark was
a world-ranked professional tennis player and has
coached other world-ranked athletes. He has helped
hundreds of individuals to implement his coaching
techniques. Mark specializes in coaching men to
balance their lives and to improve the important
relationships in their lives. He is the author of
the popular e-books, 25
Secrets of Emotionally Intelligent
Your Wife in 30 Days or Less (And Improve Yourself
at the Same Time
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