By Darlene Powell Hopson
Directly speak on fixing and fighting relations difficulties from a dynamic husband-and-wife workforce Dr. Darlene Powell-Hopson and Dr. Derek S. Hopson led tips to nice relationships among women and men within the bestselling neighbors, fanatics, and Soul friends. Now, during this enlightening and encouraging advisor, they exhibit mom and dad tips on how to forge bonds of cooperation, help, and mutual appreciate. in keeping with 8 crucial ideas that advertise belief, recognize, and spirituality, Team-Spirited Parenting holds the required instruments to elevating chuffed, well-adjusted, and well-behaved youngsters. The Hopsons tension the significance of fathers being allowed to turn into actual companions in elevating youngsters (an vital message rising within the present research). choked with inventories, checklists, and functional routines, this ebook bargains all mom and dad the strong message that they're no longer and shouldn't be on my own in elevating young ones. Divorced, never-married, and unmarried mom and dad will also tips on how to create the staff that their little ones desire.
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The net result is that each parent will feel quite alone, isolated, and unsupported. Hopson/ch02 1/10/01 1:11 PM Page 35 M AKE P EACE WITH Y OUR PARTNER 35 In a quiet moment before you’re facing your next parenting crisis, answer these questions. Did your parents seem to work together as a team, or did one of them seem to control most of the child rearing? Who did the following tasks? ● Nurturing ● Disciplining ● Organizing family social events ● Deciding how leisure time was spent Is the pattern that you see cooperative, competitive, or parallel?
4. We spend time together with our children. 5. We attend school functions. 6. We make plans for their future together. 7. We attend extracurricular and sports events. 8. We observe family traditions. 9. We acknowledge and celebrate our children’s achievements. 10. We are respectful and considerate toward each other. If you answered no to two or more of these statements, you are wise to realize that you need to begin to work toward developing greater team spirit in your relationship. Hopson/ch02 1/10/01 1:11 PM Page 26 26 T EAM -S PIRITED PARENTING If possible, encourage your child’s other parent to answer the questions above for him- or herself, either with you or separately.
But the children are hurt. They identify one parent as the “good” parent and the other as the “bad” parent. What results are children who are likely to be disrespectful toward both parents and rely on manipulation to get what they want. Team-spirited parents—it’s worth repeating—strive, by contrast, to cooperate in support of each other’s decisions. They make their best efforts to present a united front and always discuss differences privately. They negotiate and compromise. After this process, they agree on an approach with their children.
Team-Spirited Parenting: 8 Essential Principles for Parenting Success by Darlene Powell Hopson