Topic: Overcoming defiance, tantrums, and other behavior problems by seeing the world through your child’s eyes.
Issues: Learning to recognize your child as a person with feelings and teaching yourself to recognize what’s motivating your child to act the way he is instead of on the behavior itself; showing empathy; regulating your own feelings and setting limits.
Topic: Resolving conflict and building a better bond with your child.
Issues: The importance of knowing yourself as a parent; making sure you don’t live your life through your child; dealing with parental doubt; why it’s all about your child, not you.
- Excerpts from a presentation by The Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and General Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army.
- An interview with The Honorable Joseph Westphal, Undersecretary of the Army.