What can you do tonight to deepen your relationship with your children and empower them to develop strong character?
Simply this: in a genuine way that fits you and your child, make an effort to connect. It doesn’t have to be expensive, complicated, or excessively time-consuming. Even the simplest gesture of love, affection, and physical touch can strengthen the relationship between a parent and a child.
That advice comes from clinical child psychologist, Dr. Todd Cartmell, my guest on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Raising Kids of Character.” He’ll be providing equally helpful answers to questions that many parents ask:
- How do I get my children to listen to me?
- How do I get my children to open up and talk to me?
- How do I create a relationship with my child that will last a lifetime?
Dr. Cartmell will also offer practical tips and techniques you can employ in almost any situation to encourage them to make positive choices:
- How to build a relational bridge to connect with your child
- Teach, turn on, and turn off
- Reward systems for children that work
If you want a healthy relationship with your kids that is built on trust, respect, and love and that will develop their character, tune in on your local radio station, online, or on our free phone app. We want to empower you to relate to your children through how you talk to them, connect with them, encourage them, and lead them, even in the midst of misbehavior.
Dr. Cartmell has written a number of books, including “8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids,” the basis of our conversation.