Parenting with a Story
  • Dec 8, 2014 10:00 pm
  • 1:31:42 mins

Matt and Paul Smith discuss the positive impact stories can have on children. Paul suggests that parents share stories with their children. He says parents should point out characters in stories and relate them to their child. For example, a parent may ask their child, "If you were Ricky, what would you have done in this situation." Paul suggests this helps children think through certain situations and practice how they may respond to them.  Contributor Kim Giles joins Matt on the show. Kim says parents must be willing to change themselves before they expect change to occur within their own children. Children will see the example their parents are setting.