Today’s world is full of professionals telling us how to parent. But, how is it working for us?
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Sometimes there is no better teacher then the parents that raised you. In fact, finding the value in generational parenting could help you raise your teen.
Today we bring to you an unique interview with members of the Roving Volunteers in Christ’s Service (RVICS). RVICS is a ministry consisting of retired men and women that travel America volunteering their time to ministries and non-profits in need.
I chose to interview Tim and Donna Smeltzer to provide you with a generational parenting perspective. Their children were born in the 1970’s, a few generations removed from 2014.
God never designed parents to become PhD’s in child development.
In fact, parenting should be a bit more simplistic than it has become.
In today’s podcast we discuss:
- Learn about the RVICS, and how they are helping Shepherds Hill Academy.
- Parents need to distinguish between their child’s needs and their wants. Many kids have their wants catered to, and not their needs.
- Empower your teen to become an adult by the time he goes to college. Your parenting objective needs to be to raise an adult, not a kid.
- Why being a “buddy” parent may be hindering the growth of your teen.
- How does the “happiness-factor”effect your kid’s work ethic?
- When is the appropriate time to begin training kids?
- In a postmodern culture, how does a parent establish what Truth is?
- What is the difference of discipline methods between the generations?
We were excited about this interview. This is actually a two part series. In part two, we interviewed more members from the RVICS ministry to gain insight into generational parenting differences.
Conversation Starter: What are some parenting principles you learned from your parents that you apply in your method of raising your kids?