The routines you have in family life are strategic for heart change if you use them as avenues for character development. This manual will guide you through an important process to develop the relational routines in your home.
The heart contains tendencies. Some kids have a tendency to be disrespectful, react in anger, or respond with meanness toward a sibling. Targeting these tendencies with new routines to build character will help your child change from the inside out. The Instruction Routine, for example, teaches kids cooperation, responsiveness to authority, and responsibility. It’s not just about changing the way you give instructions. It’s about practicing the Instruction Routine over and over every day to build new patterns of thinking and acting.
Three chapters on correction help parents reach the hearts of their kids using a Break, a Positive Conclusion, and 7 Categories of Consequences. Bad attitudes and learning to Accepting No as an Answer are addressed in chapters as well. Each of eight chapters gives step-by-step practical application to change the way your family relates. By practicing these strategies, heart issues in kids are addressed one step at at time.
This manual includes eight 45-minute downloadable audio sessions that complement each chapter.