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Chasing Acceptance

with Ron Deal | March 9, 2021
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Sometimes parents find themselves at a real disadvantage.
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  • This one might sound off track at first, but stay with me. Don't care too much about winning your kid's approval. Chasing their approval makes you hesitate when you need to set a boundary or be firm. So not caring puts you in a position of strength. This is why stepparents who chase their child's acceptance are at a disadvantage. It's also why they need the biological parent to be the heavy at first so they can focus on bonding. It's a disadvantage but teamwork will get you through it.

Sometimes parents find themselves at a real disadvantage.

Chasing Acceptance

With Ron Deal
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March 09, 2021
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Ron: Sometimes parents find themselves at a real disadvantage.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Okay, this one might sound a little off track at first, but stay with me. Don’t care too much about winning your kid’s approval. You see, chasing their approval puts you in a position of weakness. It makes you hesitate when you need to set a boundary or be firm. So not caring puts you in a position of strength.

Now think about it. This is why stepparents who on some level are chasing their child’s acceptance are at a disadvantage. And it’s why they need the biological parent to be the heavy in the beginning so they can focus on bonding. Yeah, it’s a disadvantage but teamwork makes you strong and will get you through it. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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