logging in or signing up THE TEN COMMITMENTS OF GREAT PARENTS xiby Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINT lite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Copy Does not support media & animations WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 6083 Category: Education License: All Rights Reserved Like it (7) Dislike it (1) Added: August 27, 2008 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 8 Presentation Description A must read, especially by parents or parents to be. Comments Posting comment... By: sukhpreeet (45 month(s) ago) great... thanks for sharing... Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close By: Noble (45 month(s) ago) 3rd commitment is the most important one Many thanks, for sharing Added to my channel 'NOBLE' http://www.authorstream.com/Noble/NOBLE/ TSB Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close Premium member Presentation Transcript Slide 1: THE TEN COMMITMENTS OF GREAT PARENTS The following are an adaptation of the ten commitments of great parents developed by psychologist Todd E. Linaman. Click to proceed... Slide 2: There are ten commitments that remind us of the most important sacrifices parents can make to raise highly healthy children.These commitments (with perhaps the exception of number 7) are choices each of us can make, regardless of our personal lifecircumstances. Slide 3: 1. Provide for physical needs. Growing children need healthy diets, adequate clothing, quality health care, and protection from harm. Slide 4: 2. Be there for them. When your children talk to you, turn off the television, face them, and really listen. As much as possible, attend Little League games, school conferences, and band concerts. Your presence, attention, and availability will make a significant difference in the lives of your children. Slide 5: 3. Give them “roots and wings.” Children need to try new things. They need the opportunity to try and to learn from the experience. Supportive family “roots” will soften any falls and give them a stable place to land. Slide 6: 4. Balance individuality with absolutes. Each child is unique. Celebrate individual strengths and try to see life from your child’s perspective. Show respect for personal preferences and fears. At the same time, operate from the strength of your convictions. Children need the security of unmovableboundaries and guidelines for behavior. Slide 7: 5. Hold them accountable. Children want to do what’s right, and they want to be accepted. If they’ve done wrong, encourage them to make amend. Doing so restores their self-respect and lets them know that their behaviors have consequences. Slide 8: 6. Admit when you’re wrong. As parents we make mistakes, and our children can see it--whether we admit it or not. If we’re willing to say, “I blew it; I’m sorry,” our children learn that our relationship with them is more important than maintaining the upper hand. It gives them the freedom to admit their mistakes as well. Facing the truth is a key to good emotional health. Slide 9: 7. Love your spouse. Your children need the security and example of your love for one another. Slide 10: 8. Practice what you preach . Actions speak louder than words. If you tell your children to respect their teachers while you bad-mouth your boss, don’t expect good behavior reports at school conference time! Fight the temptation to just drop them off at church--go with them! Slide 11: 9. Demonstrate a love of learning. If you read for enjoyment and self-improvement, your children are more likely to enjoy learning. Read with them and discuss new ideas to stimulate their thinking. Help your children reach conclusions for themselves. Also, expose your children library, surfing the Internet with them, and taking them to museums. to new opportunities for learning, such as going to the Slide 12: 10. Never give up on them! As our children grow up, some ofthem will make us think we have done a good job; othersmay make us wonder if we did anything right at all. The timecomes when we have to back off and let our children maketheir own decisions and mistakes. But we must never stoploving them or encouraging them to be the best they can be. You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.