Trans4mind Home Page

Parenting Resolutions for Character Builders, The Best Three Ever!

By Jean Tracy. MSS

Desmond Tutu said, "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as your are to them."

Parents, you can help your gift grow into the best family ever by choosing the three resolutions below. Find out what they are and how to keep them.

"Acting is just a way of making a living: the family is life." Denzel Washington.

What did Desmond Tutu and Denzel Washington have in common? Could it be their belief in family? Or their respect for family life? Or their joy in a close-knit, loving family? Whatever their similarities, you can have all three when you make the following resolutions. All they take are a little time, a loving heart, and commitment to make your awesome family even better.

The Three Best Resolutions Ever

1. Bond with your children everyday.

Great relationships need nourishment. Nourishment comes in these three forms:




To create these bonds is easy. Just listen to your children's ideas, praise the good they do, and give lots of hugs.

2. Discipline with Kindness and Firmness.

This isn't difficult either if you resolve to think before you speak. Your words and actions should be serious and respectful.

Kind Discipline avoids breaking your children's spirit. Frederick Douglas once said, "It is easier to build strong children than to repair a broken man."

Firm Discipline also thinks before speaking so that you say only what you are willing to do. Your discipline should be the least needed to change your child's behavior, nothing more. This gives your child a sense of fairness and a sense of security.

3. Hold Family Meetings.

Family Meetings give your children a voice. Family Meetings teach them to solve family problems and to commit to making the family better. You'll be proud of your children, proud of yourself, and build character too.

Desmond Tutu and Denzel Washington have it right. Family is life and a gift from God. Bond with your children everyday, discipline with kindness and firmness, and hold family meetings. You'll be building strong children and creating a better life for you, your children, and all those whom your family touches.

Create the best family ever!

Commit to these 3 parenting resolutions!

Become a Character Builder!

About The Author
Subscribe to Jean Tracy's Free Parenting Newsletter, Tips and Tools for Character Builders at

Jean's newsletter is rated as one of the top ten parenting newsletters on the web!

Look for her new book, Character Building with the Family Meeting Diary at

Download Free parenting tips at too.

From our extensive site, you'll find good info on many topics using this search:

Support your personal development with these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

  • Public Speaking Fear ~ Banish speaking anxiety and nerves with hypnosis.
  • Motivate Yourself to Exercise ~ Build a powerful exercise habit that you can't break.
  • Get Rid of Fear & Anxiety ~ Stop worry and apprehension wrecking your life.
  • Self Esteem ~ Break the negative trance of low self esteem and give yourself a chance in life.
  • Create Your Own Reality ~ Use the power of your unconscious mind to transform your life.
  • Deeper Self Respect ~ Use hypnosis to connect with your true inner worth.
  • Detach From Fear ~ Tune out nervousness and anxiety with hypnosis.
  • Improving Concentration and Focus ~ Learn how to discipline, direct and command your mind to improve your performance.
  • Exercise Motivation ~ Give you powerful keys to getting back on track with your exercise - and staying there.
  • Overcoming Shyness ~ Provides an invisible security blanket allowing you to develop social ease and overcome shyness.
  • Quick Confidence Booster ~ An audio hypnosis session that's specifically designed to get you (quickly!) back on track.
  • Stop Negative Thoughts ~ Learn powerful hypnotic techniques to stop negative thoughts before they start.
  • Overcoming Procrastination ~ Let hypnosis help you get on with what you need to do, when you need to do it. Let nothing hold you back.
  • Think Thin ~ Use hypnosis to re-train your brain and lose weight naturally... that's how to get and stay slim.
  • Fall Asleep Fast ~ Relearn how to fall asleep fast and enjoy a good night's sleep.
  • The Next Level ~ Designed to radically boost your performance in any field. It's based on a technique used by top athletes and other successful people to help them make a big stride forward.
This is our selection of favorites, but there's a session for every need! Choose from over 800 Hypnosis Downloads...
Search now on an issue that interests or concerns you...

View all the Hypnosis Downloads here

The New Wave in Meditation Technology

Click here to learn more about the iAwake Profound Meditation Program
The iAwake Profound Meditation Program
is a way of enhancing your meditation practice, making meditation not only easier and more enjoyable, but also more efficient and effective.
Profound Meditation provides the smoothest, deepest, richest, most profound meditation experience available anywhere...
Here is a link to a free 20-minute track from iAwake Technologies - a sample of the type of tools that will deepen your meditation immediately and help you quickly become a successful meditator. It's the opening track of iAwake's flagship product, the Profound Meditation Program, called the iAwake Experience...
Learn More and Download the iAwake Experience
We think you'll find this technology a tremendous aid on your transformative journey of becoming your best and most creative self - and you can get started today!
Copyright © 1997-2018 Trans4mind Ltd