Dr. Jim Langley, clinical psychologist and most importantly, father of 5 Boys gave the group tips on simplifying our parenting when we live in a very complex world. The less we overcomplicate our households the happier we will be. By simply managing ourselves well, we can teach our boys almost all they need to know to be happy, healthy and whole! Alleviate some unnecessary stress by avoiding the competition with the "Perfect Pinterest Parents" you know who they are in your life. Social media only shows family highlights and can trigger insecure feelings. Surround yourself with supportive friends and give support to those who need it.
Robert Epstein's WHAT MAKES A GOOD PARENT?
1. Love and Affection
2. Stress Management
3. Relationship Skills
6. Life Skills
7. Behavior Management
Jimmy shared how to simplify Robert Epstein's list: CONNECTION, CONTROL and CONTENTMENT.
Connection: Attachment is fundamental to being fully alive so make REAL supportive relationships.
Control: The ONLY power you have is managing yourself. Cope with stress by knowing your limits.
Contentment: What is your recipe for happiness? Our values determine that recipe. You are more than just a parent so be sure to find other ways to enrich your life!
Here is an assessment tool, created by Jimmy Langley, to help you and your teachers understand how your student learns. Avoid hardships with this information that can empower your son in school and at home.