Managing Yourself

with Ron Deal | November 15, 2019

Hector's daughter pushed his buttons. She was direct and assertive. All of which made him overreact to the point of crushing her spirit. Yes, parenting is about strategies, but it's also about managing what goes on inside us. Hector figured out that assertiveness threatened him. Overreacting didn't work out with his ex wife and if he didn't want the same result with his daughter, he needed to change his response. Hey, if you can't manage yourself what makes you think you can manage your kids?

Hector's daughter pushed his buttons. She was direct and assertive. All of which made him overreact to the point of crushing her spirit. Yes, parenting is about strategies, but it's also about managing what goes on inside us. Hector figured out that assertiveness threatened him. Overreacting didn't work out with his ex wife and if he didn't want the same result with his daughter, he needed to change his response. Hey, if you can't manage yourself what makes you think you can manage your kids?

Managing Yourself

With Ron Deal
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November 14, 2019
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In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

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