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Do you ever wonder why your kids won’t follow your directions? Why they talk back? Why they seem to think that mom and dad should get them the newest gadgets, toys and things?
If you find yourself frequently asking “why are they…”, then maybe it’s time to start asking different questions. It’s time to embrace our own accountability in our parenting. It’s time to start asking ourselves how and what we can do to be the best parents we can be.
John G. Miller of, author of the QBQ! series joined Mom of Many Hats Radio to share the principle of personal accountability to the important job we have as parents. His principles from his latest book Parenting the QBQ! Way has us asking ourselves the right questions as we walk the parenting path. It help us as parents to embrace and model personal accountability to our children. Personal accountability is key to being outstanding in all that we do.
As parents, we have an impact on how our children are able to cope with the world. Although there are things that are inherent in them, and things that are beyond our control, we do have a huge impact on them in the way we parent them. Our primary job as a parent is to equip them to be independent, responsible for them selves, and accountable for their decisions and actions. But, all of those things start with us.
Through the basic QBQ! methodology, John shows us how we start with ourselves – taking a look at how we are parenting and what we are modeling to our children. He shared the three main elements of the QBQ! way of thinking. They are:
- Asking ourselves better questions.
- Using the personal pronoun “I”.
- Taking action.
John G. Miller is the founder of QBQ, Inc., an organizational development firm built on the core value of becoming outstanding through embracing personal accountability. John is the author of QBQ!, Flipping the Switch, Outstanding, Specks and Planks, and Don’t Just talk, Be Heard! In addition to authoring six books, and to speaking to and working with countless organizations to help them be outstanding through accountability, John and his wife Karen have raised 7 children.
Parenting the QBQ! Way is available in an easy to read e-book format to fit most any e-reader or to download and read on your PC.