The Most Important Thing That Parents Can Teach Their Children Is How To Get Along Without Them

Parenting can be wonderful and rewarding, but it can also be difficult and unpleasant. Most parents experience moments (or months or years) of feeling overwhelmed. There’s a lot of information available as to what we “should” do as parents to raise “good” kids.

Parenting Strategy #2

Take Action! Can you name at least three non-parent adults who are positive role models for your child? It can be a kind music teacher who pushes 20 minutes of practice a day and may be helping your child build confidence. Or maybe a strictteacher who pushes your child through the school hours but sees him/her as a responsible and reliable person.

Adults outside our families can be hidden treasures when it comes to helping us as a parent. Research shows that all family members can benefit from kids having the supportive relationships. So you can help nurture these relationships by introducing your child to people you like and respect and let these supporting positive relationships develop naturally.

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