This week on License to Parent with Trace Embry… Trace Embry and Rich Roszel talk with child psychologist and author, Dr. Todd Cartmell about his book, “8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids.” Dr. Cartmell earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He then moved to Columbus, OH, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Wright State University at the Children’s Hospital. Since then, he has done clinical work at Summit Clinical Services in Wheaton, IL, where he continues to see children, teens, and families on a full-time basis. In addition to the book being discussed today, he has written four other faith-based parenting books.
As with all projects, using the right tools can make all the difference in completing said project successfully. Today’s topics include:
- What are the eight tools? And might we be using them, but using them incorrectly?
- Controlling your own “volume knob” and discovering your communication style.
- Is there a listening style that our children have that will impact how well we’re able to communicate.
- As long as our kids know we love them, is there a time when tough talk is necessary?
- How parents can model the behavior they want from their kids.
- How can humor help or hurt?
- How does physical touch fit in?
- What is “dirt watching?”
You can connect with Todd Cartmell and find his book “8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids” at the website 8SimpleTools.com.
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