Hello friends. This if the first of a series of guest blogs I have for you this month. I personally know each of these contributors and I know you will enjoy them. The first is for parents. Ok, so let’s say you are not a parent, should you continue to read, YES! Mark LaMaster does a wonderful job navigating you through 3 Superpowers that all great parents possess. Mark just launched is first book for Father and Sons and is currently writing a book for Father and Daughters. Enjoy this first guest blog post from my friend Mark LaMaster.
I believe that all good parents want to be GREAT Parents—but just aren’t sure how or when or where to start. I know, because I have always considered myself a “good” parent, but I soon realized that wasn’t why I became a parent. I became a parent to be the BEST parent that I could be to my kids.
So, a couple of years ago, I started on a journey to discover the Superpowers of Parenting that would help myself and others become the GREAT parents they have always dreamed of!
Today, I want to share the parenting superpowers that will help us “good” parents transform into GREAT parents.
The word intentional has received a ton of buzz lately, but I would like to refresh the definition for you. Being intentional is “something done on purpose or by design.” I have found that parenting with intentionality is the foundational superpower of parenting.
This is where you have to make a big decision. Do you want to stay overwhelmed, discouraged, or defeated in your relationship with your kids? Or do you want to make a conscious decision to develop an amazing relationship with them?
No action = No Transformation! Period.
It’s time to put on your parenting cape and step out of your current parenting comfort zone. This next superpower is not really super at all. It is simply the decision to take action.
You fill your entire work calendar with meetings, appointments, jobs, etc. So why wouldn’t you add time with your kids to your calendar?
One of my favorite authors is Robert Lewis. He says, “Ceremonies are those special occasions that weave the fabric of human existence.”
Think about the special occasions in your life—your wedding, your high school or college graduation, or your high school basketball championship trophy. Each of these was sealed with a ceremony. This is why they are so memorable. Why they stick. Why you can instantly think back to this moment. Ceremonies seal the deal!
There is a superhero inside all of us. We just need the courage to put on the cape. —Superman
Want in on a little secret? You already have all three parenting superpowers, the cape, and the kids. So be courageous, put on the cape, and use your parenting superpowers to be the Mom or Dad you have always dreamed of!
I know that each one of you can become GREAT parents! You CAN do it! I BELIEVE in you!
If any of my fellow Sustained Achievement followers would like to know more about how I am helping good parents become GREAT parents, I invite you to check out my website, MarkLaMaster.com. For those of you that do, I have a FREE gift for you!
Guest Author Bio
Mark LaMaster is an author, speaker, coach, and the Chief Dad Developer at Playoff Parenting, LLC. His book, Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Sons is currently transforming father and son relationships around the country. He is currently working on his new book, Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Daughters, due out in mid-2017—Join Me for updates on its progress.