Training parents to Raise Strong, Caring Future Leaders!
- Everything starts in the home!
- Reduce discipline at home and at school!
- Improve behavior!
- Prepare your children/students to be future leaders!
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THE 7 FOUNDATIONAL 21st CENTURY ACADEMIC SKILLS
- Coding is a skill that could very well be the must have second language for the 21st century. The robotics revolution is beginning and knowing this skill will be very important!
12 Life Changing Principles that should be taught
Work Ethic/Active Lifestyle
There are people who read their story and they’re people who write their story. Let’s raise them to write an awesome story! Writing a story takes action and we need to teach our children to be action oriented!
- Knowing how to focus on a project and get it done to completion.
- Up hill dreams need up hill habits! Teaching them how to work will teach them habits to be successful!
- Healthier in mind, body and spirit!
- Teach them the power of checking off the box. Research shows endorphins (natural stimulates) are released when you check something off that you just completed.
- Clean your room. check it off!
- Homework. check it off!
- Activity. check it off!
What activities could you have your child check off each day?
2. Creative Problem Solving Skills
In this day and age kids need to know how to solve complex problems. It’s important that mom & dad let them figure things out on there own. Sadly, I see many parents baby and shelter their their kids and ultimately create non-functioning human beings who are unable to solve there own problems
- They will know how to solve problems.
- They will be independent.
- e.g. Coach them…don’t tell them…ask them what should you do? Make them think! Giving examples is ok.
What activity could your share with them that illustrates problem solving?
To Show Respect.
Respecting elders, different cultures, view points, and respecting people for who they are is very important. Some believe we have lost this respect to some degree as a society. Working in education for over 20 years I’ve seen young men and women who were raised to not understand this principle…not respecting adults, teachers, other human beings.
- Respect and honesty are the cornerstones of character.
- They will be known for being ethical and moral.
- Share mistakes you have made as a kid and adult.
- Model telling the truth and showing respect.
What stories or examples could you use to show the importance of telling the truth?
Having courage to take on difficult situations and say the things that need to be said is important. I have found many people and businesses tend to want to stay in the fog which is a comfortable non-reality and not address the real issues and situations. Uncommon men and women and successful businesses want to know what to know and understand what the true reality is! They understand the law of the score board!
- Get them out of their comfort zone.
- They will embrace true reality and understand things won’t always go there way. That its going to be ok!
- They will understand Winning isn’t everything. There’s winning and then there’s learning. Sometimes you’re meant to lose so that you will learn from the experience!
- Model showing courage.
- Give them examples of stories of family members who showed courage.
What are ways that you can teach your child courage?
When is it important to have courage?
to fight for the weak & for what they want in Life!
Throughout history there are examples of when countries and great leaders stood up to bullies. World War 2 is just one example when great leaders stood up for the weak.
- The world needs heros/leaders.
- That they will have to work to get what they want.
- When they get knocked down they must get back up.
- Nothing worth while is easy!
- Show them examples in your life you have stood up for the weak.
- Share stories from history.
- Talk with them about what they think they will have to do live a happy successful life?
What do they want in life?
What are the actions needed to accomplish these goals?
to be Humble & Kind.
- Being humble and kind is a trait businesses, people, and leaders look for!
- They will be someone people want to be around.
- Model for your kids being humble.
- Model being kind to others.
- Talk with your children about being humble & kind.
How can you explain being humble?
Why is being kind important?
to stand up to Bullies & for what’s Right.
- Bullies exist not only on the playgrounds but in the adult workplace. This will show them how to address when they encounter bullies in life.
- Standing up for what’s right in a professional caring way is important to being an responsible adult.
- Understanding that sometimes what they feel is right is actually wrong.
- Share with your children historical examples of when bullies were stood up to.
- Tell them a story of when you stood up for something or someone.
- share a time when you stood up for something but after learning more you discovered you were wrong.
What is a bully?
What are ways you can help stop a bully?
to be Growth and Goal oriented.
Goals are important, however sometimes once the goal is checked off growth stops and you can’t let that happen! Teaching our children that growing as a person in mind, body, and spirit each day, month, and year is the most important thing a child can realize. Reading, meeting different types of people, and differing view points cause growth.
- They will know its important to get better each and everyday.
- It will show that challenges we face in life cause us to grow.
- Talk with them about short and long-term goals they might have.
- Ask them what it will take for them to complete the goal.
- Ask them what will they learn on the way.
- Read with them!
to recognize Strengths and Weaknesses.
- They will understand every person has natural gifts & GOD given gifts.
- They will understand not every person is meant to be the quarterback, but every person has an important role.
- Remember that doesn’t always mean they should be doing what you do mom and dad! God might have other plans!
- Show them you are aware of your own strengths & weaknesses
- Ask them what they feel there strengths are right now?
What are some of your child’s strengths that are visible?
How can you help these strengths grow and mature?
10. to Truly Listen to others.
- Learning to listen is one of the most important skills a person can have!
- They will understand most people listen to respond not listening to understand.
- Model good listening
- Play a listening game with them.
What games can you play to help practice listening?
11. to be Willing and Ready to lead & follow.
- Learning how to lead early will help them as an adult.
- Leadership skills will help them throughout their lives.
- Learning that someday they may be called to lead and to follow.
- Give them opportunities to lead.
- Read & study the 21 laws of leadership together!
- Ask them when is it important to follow?
What are some activities to help your child learn about leadership?
to be Disciplined.
- They will learn every action has a consequence if your child does not learn this they may be destined to repeat mistakes over and over. You definitely want them to learn this before they are teenagers and adults!
- They will learn healthy eating habits!
- Teach the healthy routines and habits.
- They will understand
- Good actions = Good consequences
- Bad actions = Bad consequences
- Model examples of your discipline.
- Give them examples of people who have discipline.
What are some family stories you could share to illustrate the power of consequences?
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