Having spent 10 years practicing law early in my career, I learned that asking the right questions is critical to finding truth and getting results. But when dealing with our kids’ emotions and relationship struggles, conversations can feel really one-sided. To have good conversations with our kids, we need to ask 6 powerful parenting questions. Educators have understood this for centuries, as evidenced by the Socratic Method that uses a series of questions to help students discover answers, not just hear facts.
Our culture continually encourages our kids to be self-centered. Everything is customizable to make life “all about me.” Our kids are being trained to be consumers of other people’s stuff. But are they learning to be producers, creating new things, expressing inspiring ideas? The consuming mentality is draining the life and future out of our kids. We are gaining selfish children instead of serving kids. So let’s talk about the differences between raising producers instead of consumers, and why it matters.
When your child is born, your first thought centers around how much you love them. What doesn’t come to mind? Their college fund. Many parents are overwhelmed by the fact that they are just that: parents. They think of their child going to college as a distant milestone. The cost of college can cause difficulty and stress for a lot of families. Thankfully, we decided to invest early in our children’s future.