How To Purposefully Parent With the End in Mind

Show Notes

Elevate your parenting by creating an end in mind and using it to guide all of your decisions; listen in for how to do this.

2 fears driving parents today

Learn the two main fears driving today’s parents to micromanage and overprotect their children: fears your kids are falling behind their peers and the uncertainty of how to prepare kids for an uncertain and ever-changing future so different from parent’s experiences.

How to begin with the end in mind

Begin with the end in mind: use this habit from Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, to decide on what’s most important and what you value most for your family and parenting. This end in mind becomes the basis for all of your parenting decisions, not what’s popular or what everyone else is doing.

Developing a personal and family mission statement

Dr. Jordan discusses how to develop a personal and family mission statement in order to focus on what’s important for you personally and for your family.

Learn the steps for running effective family meetings

Learn the steps for running weekly family meetings to empower kids to take more responsibility at home and to learn to advocate for themselves, listen to the needs of others, create win-win agreements, build community, and develop self-determination.

How to get focused & start putting 1st things 1st

Understand the value of putting first things first and focusing on things that are most important such as: prevention, relationship building, planning, recreation, mission statement, family meetings, celebrating successes. 

Focus more time on important but not urgent things: things that are important should contribute to your mission and values and highest goals; we are too easily diverted into responding to urgent things that are not important. 

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities

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