Promoting Positive Self-Esteem in Children
Thoughts and Beliefs About Parenting
Our thoughts and beliefs influence our feelings and behavior. Respond to the following and consider how your responses may affect your parenting style.
Check all that apply:
___ I can predict if my child will do what is expected.
___ As a parent, it is important that people think I am doing a good job.
___ There are times when I find things are totally unacceptable and out of control!
___ Many things are right or wrong, good or bad – that is just the bottom line.
___ There are things people simply must do, or avoid, to be a good parent.
___ I tend to react emotionally at times – I am a sensitive person.
___ It is important to control the outcome of things, especially if it affects your children.
___ I think the world should be fair for everyone.
___ It is possible to change other people with enough time and concern.