Raising exceptional children can be something that many people struggle with consistently. With so many people giving advice and so many trials and errors, it can truly be difficult to keep your children on the same path. Then, when they get older, outside influences begin to encroach on your parenting to make it even more difficult.
However, Zig Ziglar has some exceptional advice for raising exceptional children. In the above video, Raising Positive Kids: Affirming Yourself, Family Mission, he discusses the importance and the transformative qualities of having a family mission statement. What is a mission statement? “Your own objectives with your family,” discussed and written out so that they are then prioritized in the lives of your family members.
What Ziglar sees a mission statement as is a commitment. He iterates this saying, “When I think of a mission statement, I interpret it and consider it a commitment.” The reason this is important is because, “If you lay out a commitment,” you then will be “determined” to follow through.