This video describes the qualities of unwise or naïve stepparents and contrasts them with skilled step parents. Don’t let lack of knowledge, inexperience or wrong motives result in disaster and heartache for you and your family.
- Power Step Parenting: The Children’s Bill of Rightby Mari PlankNeither parent shall deny the child reasonable use of the telephone to place and receive calls with the other parent and relatives. Neither parent shall speak or write derogatory remarks about the other parent to the child or engage in abusive, coarse, or foul language, which can be overheard by the child whether or not Continue reading Power Step Parenting: The Children’s Bill of Right→
- Power Parenting: Help Your Child Memorize Scripture in Fun Ways!by Mari PlankI wish I had taught my kids the value of scripture when they were growing up. Here is a great article on how to make it fun and meaningful. The list of scriptures is at the bottom of the article. Learning Bible verses can feel daunting. How do you start and what verses should you Continue reading Power Parenting: Help Your Child Memorize Scripture in Fun Ways!→
- Power Parenting: Christian Parents Must Accept Their Adult Child’s Choices, Even If They Don’t Approveby Mari PlankChristian parents must accept their child’s decisions whether they approve of them or not, the Rev. Billy Graham advises in a message posted on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’swebsite Saturday. The renowned 97-year-old preacher was responding to a question posted to BGEA’s “My Answers” which asked how parents should handle their daughter’s marriage when they don’t Continue reading Power Parenting: Christian Parents Must Accept Their Adult Child’s Choices, Even If They Don’t Approve→
- Power Step Parenting: Understand Your Child’s Loyalty Conflictsby Mari PlankUnderstanding loyalty conflicts and striving to alleviate your child’s excessive loyalty concerns are important to your child’s emotional well-being after divorce. KEEP YOUR CHILD FROM BEING IN AN EMOTIONAL TUG-OF-WAR. Parents implicitly ask their children to “choose” and therefore, put children in a no-win tug-of-war when they badmouth the other parent or household comment or Continue reading Power Step Parenting: Understand Your Child’s Loyalty Conflicts→
- Power Parenting: Sibling Conflict: Getting at the Rootsby Mari PlankBecause kids are spending much more time at home than before, there is a much greater opportunity for conflict to arise between siblings. Parents during these times are faced with many new challenges—and sibling conflict is one of them. When it comes to sibling conflict, it’s very common for all of us to focus on Continue reading Power Parenting: Sibling Conflict: Getting at the Roots→
- Power Step Parenting: Help Your Child Cope with Grief and Loss Through Divorceby Mari PlankSomeone near and dear to my heart is going through a divorce. Her children are experiencing two homes, separate routines, confusion, sadness, and anger. Dreams of an intact family were shattered. Watch the video and learn a great way to help your child cope with grief and loss through a divorce.
- Power Step Parenting: Spoiled Leftovers From the Past; Coping with Anger and Bitternessby Mari PlankLearning to forgive is paramount to having a healthy co-parent relationship. A healthy co-parent relationship is for the benefit of your children and yourself. Tension, animosity, bitterness, and anger impacts the children in many ways. “Recent research, for example, suggests that a healthy stepfamily can help to diminish behavioral problems in children Continue reading Power Step Parenting: Spoiled Leftovers From the Past; Coping with Anger and Bitterness→
- Power Parenting: Let Teens Own Their Problems and Solutions!by Mari PlankAll parents want to raise their teens to become responsible adults. Allowing them to own their problems and solutions is the way to do this. Watch the video
- Power Parenting: 9 Signs Your Child Has Entitlement Issuesby Mari Plank“The entitlement epidemic usually begins with over-parenting – over-indulging, over-protecting, over-pampering, over-praising, and jumping through hoops to meets kids endless demands,” she says. “Today’s generation of parents are overly invested in their child’s happiness, comfort and success. “Overly involved parents helicopter their kids’ every move and mow down the potential obstacles in their path,” McCready adds. Continue reading Power Parenting: 9 Signs Your Child Has Entitlement Issues→