Instead of punishing your child for his inappropriate behaviour, help him try again and use his words to talk about his feelings. That’s just one of the many practical parenting techniques Dr. Karyn Purvis (deceased) describes on this “Focus on the Family” broadcast. As the former director of Texas Christian University’s Institute of Child Development, Dr. Purvis helps us understand how parent-child attachments are designed by God to work, what happens when that connection is broken, and how you can give your child a voice for his thoughts and feelings. It’s necessary to connect with your child through times of discipline and even allow your child to ask for a compromise, because that’s the same way God parents us with a balance of both structure and nurture. This is fascinating, practical advice on building and maintaining a trust-based relationship with your child.

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