Jan 19, 2018
In this 2nd episode of Power Your Life Today
Season 3: #Parenting Power, I was able to discuss with my parents
the following topics:
- What they think about teaching Follow-Through to other
- The Story of Amelia (my sister) and how I got in trouble to the
same extent she did for lying in science class
- How painful it was when Denzel (the oldest boy) had been asked
to leave the home, but then asked Dad if he could come back and how
Dad had to say 'no' because Mom and he had already agreed on
- When Mom told Denzel he didn't have permission to drive the
truck to school or she would call the cops.
- How each of us kids learned a LOT vicarious--one of the perks
of being close in age with lots of siblings.
- Following through with young children -- when Dallin (the
youngest) and his friend, Harrison, were hiding in the store and
- Little ducks in a row at the store with young kids
- The difference between bribery and rewards
- Following through on vacations and trips, or fun outings--do
what you say you're going to do.
- Parenting can absolutely be manifest in "Auntie-ing!"
Some of the questions I asked:
1. What does it mean to follow
through--this could have multiple meanings so what comes to mind
2. Why is this important for parents to
3. How much did the way your parents
raised you influence your approaches to following through with what
you told your kids?
4. Can you brainstorm 2-3 stories of
young kids, teenagers, etc. of when you followed through, even when
it was HARD? What was the outcome?
5. What are the negative consequences of
not following through? Do you think parents are seeing this in
their own children? How can they start putting their foot
6. Were there any times you didn't
follow through and saw the difference?
My favorite quote from Dad in this
"It was the hardest thing I've ever done.
But we had made that decision together, and if I would have caved
in, that would not have been good for our relationship or for the
trust we had in each other."
My favorite quote from Mom in this
"I don't get mad... I just get