AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Russell Williams, iKendra Berni, iBurton Pines, idawn kunda, iRM DAmato, iCindy Ziperman, iDeanna Jewel, i

  Home > Parenting > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Kathy M Haskin

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Articles
· 3 Titles
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Jul, 2010

Kathy M Haskin, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The Eliminator
by Terry McAnally

Becky is terrorized by a killer who is bent on seeing her dead...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



The Power of Parenthood - choosing empowerment over drama
by Kathy M Haskin   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Thursday, July 22, 2010
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2010

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
Kathy M Haskin

A Lesson Learned through Baseball – a Parent’s Perspective
Parenting and the Roles We Play
           >> View all

Throughout our full days I want my attention to be on my intention to guide our children to the results that will empower them throughout their lives.

 

Collapsing on the couch for affect, Mom vented her exhaustion and frustration with the day, "I need an abundance of simplicity in my life!"  

The teen-daughter offered a solution. "Perhaps if you used smaller words . . . "   

With wit, came insight. The solution to mom's/my exhaustive, complicated days was perhaps a matter of simplification. What do I actually want?  That thinking is what I should be spending my time pursuing.   

It's all in David Emerald's book The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic).  There Emerald outlines the difference between a victim orientation in the Drama Triangle and a creator orientation in The Empowerment Dynamic (TED).  It is a matter of AIR -- Attention, Intention and Results.  

Where do I place my attention? During my most exhausting days I hit "survival mode," handling the victim's problems, getting everyone to every place on time. But is that what we should be creating as our toddlers walk through teen and subsequent young-adult years? 

Next is my intention. "In the victim orientation," Emerald's book explains, "your intention is to get rid of, or away from, your problems." Calling out for help, for simplicity -- those are my reactive requests. "In a creator orientation your intention is to bring into being the outcomes you envision." What outcome do I, as a parent, want to help create for our children? I want them to see all that life has to offer. I want them to see themselves as capable and lovable individuals. Our full days provide a full array of opportunities for each of us to explore our potential in the world.   

And finally, results. Here The Power of TED* distinguishes the difference between a problem-based victim and a outcome-oriented creator. The victim's results are temporary and reactive; the creator produces satisfying, sustainable results over time.   

Throughout our full days I want my attention to be on my intention to guide our children to the results that will empower them throughout their lives. That is parenthood, creating outcomes for our children and ourselves.

 

 

Web Site: The Power of TED



Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Popular Parenting Articles
  1. The Sacred Child
  2. A few reflections for the New Year 2014
  3. Mommy, I Need a Timeout

Fighting CPS: Guilty Until Proven Innocent of Child Protective Service by Deborah Frontiera

An adult, non-fiction book, Fighting CPS describes the ordeal of the Frontiera and Bonilla families when young James Bonilla was wrongfully removed from his parents by Child Pr..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Fighting CPS: Guilty Until Proven Innocent of Child Protective Service by Deborah Frontiera

An adult, non-fiction book, Fighting CPS describes the ordeal of the Frontiera and Bonilla families when young James Bonilla was wrongfully removed from his parents by Child Pr..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.