I have alluded several times to a part of my education that has been a tremendous help to my ministry. When I went to Harding I majored in psychology and went on to work on a Ph.D. in clinical and health psychology at the University of Florida (which I withdrew from to do ministry). I specialized in clinical child psychology and did a lot of work with parenting, specifically, teaching parents how to be play therapists for their children. I want to pass on some parenting help in a series called The Power of Positive Parenting.
Several of the topics we will be covering will include: Discipline, Modeling, Expectations, Boundaries, Consistency, Attention as a Reinforcer, The Power of the Positive Opposite, and Dealing with Non-Compliance. There may be a few more and some may be combined but all the posts will focus on principles and practical application.
What other topics would be helpful to you?
Here are the parts so far:
Part 1 – Defining Discipline
Part 2 – Understanding Functional Behavior
Part 3 – The Power of Attention
Part 4 – Noncompliance and Commands
Part 5 – 7 Rules for Consistent Parenting
Part 6 – Getting Past Your Past