DVD Facilitator's Guide
Parents will understand that it is
critical to structure techniques/situations to help children say
productive things about their own behavior for themselves, to
Parents will learn how to guide their
children to take the values they selected in Lesson Seven, and phrase
them into Personal, Present, and Positive statements of self-talk
(affirmations) that will become the guides to productive decision
Parents will gain confidence in their
ability to guide their children in the selection of very productive
and positive "ideas to rule their worlds."
Parents will learn how to teach their
children about some of the roadblocks that may stand in their way as
they begin to select and structure the ideas that will rule their
The ideas in our children's heads do
rule their worlds, so we must teach them to input positive and
productive ideas in a manner that will bring success. Everybody
wants success and fulfillment so why not give your kid the gift that
keeps on giving…the power of productive self-talk.
It doesn't matter what you say; it is
what your child says to him/herself that will determine what becomes
Dreams without proper structure or
wording become empty and disappointing letdowns but with expert
parental guidance, they become the stairsteps to fulfillment and
- There are a number of roadblocks to be on the lookout for as you
are guiding children in goal setting. These roadblocks can be but
taught so they are easily recognized and overcome. These roadblocks:
rationalization-blaming circumstances; projection-blaming others;
procrastination-putting off until tomorrow; and creative
avoidance-not facing up to accountability, can destroy the best laid
plans but actually can be fun to thwart if approached properly.
Parents will sit down with their
children to write some Personal, Present, and Positive statements
from their list of possibilities created since last class. Remember:
any time that you, as parent, are involved with helping your
children to word goals and affirmations you must let the child
choose the topic of the goal and it must not be one of their "real"
goals because the "real" ones must be kept a secret!
Next, parents should encourage their
kids to go through the process of wording all of their "top twenty "
into affirmations in Personal, Present, and Positive affirmations.
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