Movie Review of Your Kids

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Movie Review of Your Kids

by Michael Holland     

As you eat breakfast, make mental notes on some aspect of each of your kids’ activities from the previous day or evening.   Visualize the situation and make a mental movie of the impact of the activity or behavior had on them and/or others. During your afternoon commute home, take a moment to replay those mental videos. Choose movies that deserve a “review” (a coaching up moment), and then spend time discussing it with your child.

Each of your kids should receive at least one review per week. Make a plan to give a 10-second movie review for your child, giving fatherly insight on what you loved about the moment or where there’s opportunity for growth.  The review could be as simple as providing a positive stroke for consistently behaving as desired; for instance, you praise them for how respectfully they treated their mom in a specific instance.  The review may sometimes be more difficult; you might decide to walk them through the short and long-term consequences of a bad decision they made.

Kids want to know that their dad will be consistent in his approach. They want to be able to anticipate how their dad will react in a given circumstance. Your movie reviews will set the stage for providing that knowledge, both from your content and from your delivery. So start rolling those mental cameras today!

By |2016-03-21T17:26:15+00:00February 26th, 2016|Fathering Moments|0 Comments

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