The 7 Secrets of Successful Parents with Randy Rolfe – Emotional Pro

September 7th, 2006

9/7/2006 Thursday 9am to 10am Pacific Time
A frequent repeat guest on Sally, Geraldo, Gordon, Montel, Maury, Ricki, and on radio and in print, Randy has been a family counselor since 1985. Married over 30 years, and with two adult children, she is also a lawyer, world traveler, and Mrs. Pennsylvania America 1993, 2nd Runner-Up. Randy’s common-sense, loving and comprehensive approach for raising children through all their “stages” has earned her this praise: “The best book we’ve ever seen on parent-child interactons.” (Denise Breton & Christopher Largent, authors of The Paradigm Conspirancy).
Segment 1: Success for Parents and Children
What IS success when it comes to parenting? Randy talks about the tasks of the parent-child relationship, in addition to talking about helping children settle in productively for the new school year. She lists the 7 “secrets” and shares what new parents need to know to start off on the right foot, and what established parents need to know if they got off onto the wrong foot!
Segment 2: Listening Supports Emotional Development
Outside of basic care, most of what parents do with their children involves communication. Listening is a vital part of that communication, and can lead to non-harmonious or harmonious relating, depending upon how effectively parents listen. Randy asserts that due to the hurry, guilt and other “interferences” of modern life, parents usually don’t listen “all the way,” leading children to act out, because they don’t have a safe place to feel. Hear her explain how to use the basic emotions in your listening: bad, mad, sad and glad!
Segment 3: Health and Nutrition in Families
Randy contends that nutrition and basic needs may be more important in parenting than they were 30 years ago, when she first became interested. Modern children don’t get enough sleep, creating a number of other “spinoff” problems. She says that modeling is the key to helping our children learn. Don’t miss her ideas on working with television, internet, and other boundary-setting issues as she discusses the parents’ “job to protect.”

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