Theme for October: Identity
Homecoming was last week for my daughter’s high school. There were lots of extra activities and different daily themes through out the week. The purpose was to promote school spirit and student bondin. Cars we tagged with the question, “Who we be?” Then the answer, “We be D-Ridge.” Individual students identified themselves with their high school, Dakota Ridge.
While working on my next project (with co-author Becky Danielson), Becky told me about a strategy one dad used with his family. He would talk to his children about “The Smith Family Values.” He’d follow up with, “You are a Smith.” When the children would leave the home he would call out, “Remember your name.”
Parenting Tip: Promote family spirit and family values. Encourage your child to remember his/her name.
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Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 Parenting.com. She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.