“Stay positive.” It’s almost a cliche at this point. But the parenting truth behind this oft-spoken statement is that kids need constructive affirmation and encouragement from their parents.
This might sound simple — but sometimes, affirming our kids can be really hard!
This was the case for Connected Families Co-Founder Lynne Jackson. Watch as she shares her journey from being a negative, critical parent to growing into a parent who prioritizes communicating the message, “Child, I can see the good in you — even when you’re struggling.”
To read more on the topics Lynne mentioned in the video, check out these other posts:
- Jim & Lynne’s struggle with their “Fun-Meister vs. Task-Master” roles
- ABCs of Affirmation — practical tips to learn to affirm well
- Mercy in the Midst of Struggle
Want to learn more about these concepts? Download our one hour recording of a Discipline That Connects workshop.