Ever feel like you're reacting to life? Kevin and Julie Shirin, a dad and mom of seven, found a simple way to stop reacting and start reviewing their children's strengths and weaknesses. Amid the busy pace of their family life, this couple sets annual goals for the personal growth of each child. Just as their plan helps them to be more intentional with their parenting, it can help you, too.
Here are some ideas and tools to use with your family:
Download a worksheet to help you assess your child's strengths and weaknesses. (This PDF can be opened with Adobe Reader.)
Download a list of ideas to help you with your assessment. (PDF)
Read about one couple's effort to purposefully shape their seven kids.
Download this chart to help your teen set his developmental goals. (PDF)
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