As parents raising children in today’s high-tech culture, we must understand the competition we face daily for the heart, mind and soul of our children. And unless we realize we’re in a competition—we’re not even in the game.
Our competition is not new, but it is more intense, violent, graphic and has increased in its accessibility via movies, music, magazines and social media. National studies indicate that children most at risk to peer pressure to join negative lifestyles do so between the ages of 12-15 years old.
However, what we should learn from this is that parents should have the “upper hand” since the majority of these early formative years are spent at home giving us a twelve-year window of opportunity to prepare and win the loyalty of our children—if we know what to do and how to do it.
- The three secrets to raising children who say “no” to peer pressure.
- The three crucial time frames and our specific roles in each to develop healthy, happy, productive children.
- Specific parent tools for daily use to nurture, train, and “bend” a child’s will without breaking their spirit to achieve their maximum potential.
- Why early discipline is crucial to the development of a child’s choice to listen and follow their conscience over convenience.
- When and how to step back as our child’s “life coach” in preparation for separation and performance in the game of life as citizens of their community.