I’m a Confident Parent, Right?

This past week Steph Fink joined me on 24/7 MOMS and chatted to us about “I’m a Confident Parent, Right?” – We asked her to share her notes so all of our moms could be inspired from what she shared.

 

I’m a Confident Parent, Right?

By Steph Fink

www.encouragedinheart.org

What a treat to speak via Skype from my home outside Washington DC out, to Trisha in Washington state, to you!

Here are the five tips I shared about being a confident parent:

1.      A confident parent SMILES! (Even if it’s a really stretchy smile!)
2.     A confident parent doesn’t sweat the small things, focuses on the big!
3.     A confident parent knows their child’s currency.
4.     A confident parent has boundaries. (Uses if/then statements.)
5.     A confident parent considers their legacy.

Here’s the P.R.A.Y style of prayer I talked about on the show:

Praise – “Thank you God for….”
Repent – “I’m sorry God for…”
Ask – Tell God what’s on your heart.
Yield – Take some time just to be quiet.
Here are some encouraging resources on confidence and confident parenting that have helped me become a more confident woman and parent:

The Confident Woman book and devotional by Joyce Meyer.  As a woman you are a precious gift of God to the world, fulfilling a purpose that only you can fulfill. This book will help you realize your infinite worth and value so you can confidently become all that God intends for you to be and do all that He has called you to do!

Boundaries with Kids by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend addresses the critical issues involved in learning when to say, “Yes” and when to say, “No” to help your children gain control of their lives.

Celebrate Calm by Kirk Martin www.celebratecalm.com. This is an incredible website with tons of valuable information focused on being a calm parent.  You can subscribe to a *FREE* weekly newsletter found at the top right side of the website.

Sticky Situations 365 Devotions for Elementary Kids by Betsy Schmitt.

Gotta Have God Fun and God and Me! by Lynn Marie-Ittner Klammer.  This is a great devotion for children ages 2-5.

Are you a confident parent? Which of the above five tips are you most confident about?

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