The Vision of Parent Leaders – James Stenson
The real mission for parents is to raise their children toward responsible adulthood. No challenge is more important than this, and so great parents emerge in family life as real leaders. How do fathers and mothers lead their children effectively? To form a picture of parental leadership, let’s look at the characteristics of leaders and see how parents fit the profile of leadership in family life.
Discipline – Dr. Ray Guarendi
Discipline – it’s a word that once had a pretty good reputation. Parents instinctively knew that discipline was something kids needed.
Raising Children of Character: 10 Principles – Thomas Lickona
Parenting is arguably the hardest job there is and the one for which we get no training. Here are ten principles of parenting that can guide us in the demanding work of raising children of character.
Finding Time for Fathering – Steve Wood
You will never hear a man towards the end of his life voicing regrets about spending too little time at the office. You will often hear regrets about too little time spent with family. How can we learn wisdom about prioritizing our time before we have spent it? The secret to time management is remembering to observe the Third Commandment.
A Father’s Unity of Life – James Stenson
A successful father exercises leadership at home as much as on the job – and in roughly the same ways.
Prevent Peer Cruelty and Promote Kindness – Thomas Lickona
Schools have no higher moral obligation to students and their parents than to do everything in their power to prevent peer cruelty and create a culture of kindness and respect.
Teach Manners – Thomas Lickona
Manners are minor morals. They are the everyday ways we respect other people and facilitate social relations. They make up the moral fabric of our shared lives. They need to be taught.
Teaching Maturity and Considerateness at Home – James Stenson
James Stenson provides a brief, but clear outline of what exactly we mean when we speak of maturity, why it is so important, and how to go about teaching it in the home and at school.
The Essential Father – James Dobson
Thirty years ago it was believed that poverty and discrimination were primarily responsible for juvenile crime and other behavioral problems. Now we know that family disruption is the real culprit.