Friday, May 20, 2011

Focus on the Family: Surviving the Strong-Willed Child


We have three very strong-willed children with one more in question.  They come by it honestly because their Momma is a very strong-willed adult!  They are all strong-willed in different ways.  They battle different things and in different ways.  But each of them will fight to the end for what they believe in.  An amazing quality that can drive their parents crazy!

Yesterday and today Focus on the Family is airing the program "Surviving the Strong-Willed Child."  Here is a major point that I appreciated. 
It isn't that you have to get the strong will out of the child.  It is that you need to teach that child how use that strong will in a way that bring honor and glory of God.
During this broadcast, author Cynthia Tobias talks about tips she gives in her book You Can't Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded): Strategies for Bringing Out the Best in Your Strong-Willed Child.  There were so many points that hit me that I have listened to this broadcast three times!!  (Book review to come soon.)

Be encouraged as you listen. 



1 comment :

  1. thanks for this post...my son is very strong-willed

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