Could a few simple parenting “tools” make a positive difference in a child’s development? Child psychologist and father Dr. Todd Cartmell thinks so.
Cartmell says that during his 20 years of professional practice, he has seen families change for the better and become more Christ-centered with just a few tweaks in parenting styles.
The author of “8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids” (Moody), Cartmell is this week’s guest on Words of Wisdom.
He tells us:
- Why he compares listening to a child to emptying a dump truck – and why that’s a good thing.
- How controlling the volume in the home – that is, not shouting – can make a huge difference.
- Why encouraging a child is perhaps the quickest, best way to improve a kid’s behavior.