Being A Good Influence. By: Larry Lawton

We often get questions and requests from families with kids on ways to influence and help them through tough times.

Influence is the right word, because we all have influence over someone. A parent over a child, uncle over nephews and nieces, friend over friend, and so on. There is no doubt in my mind that all family members influence one another.

In the Reality Check Program we show a picture of a father and a son in prison together. What kind of an influence was that father over the son? Pretty bad I’d say. At that point, we let the participants in the program know that they have to make good choices regardless of the surrounding they are in, or influences over them.

Kids understand parent’s struggles. We tend to try and hide everything from kids, but they see more than you realize. Be the good influence on your kids by your actions not only your words. The more you are around your kids with positive actions the better influence you will have on them.

We are big supporters of families sticking together and being a good influence on each other. A good start is by finding things to do together as a family. It all has to do with being committed to your family as a whole. Make family a priority.

There are many things to do that don’t cost money or are inexpensive. Like going to the beach, a golf driving range, going to a park and having a picnic. You have to eat anyway. Go to church together, join one of their groups. Group activities are fun and you get to meet people just like you.

In today’s society we need more families doing things together. Be one of those families and stay pro-active. 

Larry Lawton – Wikipedia

Corporate & Keynote Speaking – Larry Lawton brings the most entertaining, inspirational, motivational and informative stories to audiences throughout the United States and around the world.

Larry Lawton is an Author, TV Personality, Speaker, Teen/Young Adult Expert and Law Enforcement Consultant. Larry developed the nationally recognized Reality Check Program and Reality Check Video Card Program.

Larry Lawton appears regularly on national TV and Radio as an expert on teen issues, crime, schools and community policing. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, MSNBC  —  CLICK HERE to see Larry Lawton on TV

In August of 2013, Larry was the first ex-con in the United States to be sworn in as an Honorary Police Officer in the city of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri and in November 2013, Larry was the first ex-con recognized on the Floor of the United States Congress for his work with helping young people and law enforcement agencies.

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