The Primal Happiness Show

The best parenting questions in the world... with Jack Pransky

 I'm delighted to share this conversation with the utterly wonderful Jack Pransky about a subject he is awesome on: parenting.

Dr. Jack Pransky is a Three Principles Author, Trainer and Practitioner: a Coach of Coaches and a Counselor of Counselors. Jack's worked in the field of prevention and community organizing since 1968. He wrote the fabulous parenting book "Parenting from the heart" which I highly recommend.

Jack talked about these questions to ask ourselves when we're speaking to our children:

  1. Am I feeling love in my heart in the moment?
    If I'm not, now is not the time to discipline.
  2. What is my child learning from what I'm doing?
    Is that really what I want my child to learn?
  3. How am I seeing my child in the moment?
    I am the one who is making up what my child is like in this moment - and I'll get more of what I see.
  4. Why is it important to me that my child does this thing I'm asking?
    Why would this be important to my child?
  5. Do I really know what's going on in the mind of my child that driving the behavior?
    How can I observe and listen to better understand?
Direct download: Jack_Pransky_Interview_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT