Good Parenting 101

20120918-192932.jpgBeing a good parent means… leading by example, setting rules and enforcing them, fostering confidence, encouraging independence, teaching self reliance, and being loving and supportive but decisive and stern when necessary. Being a good parent DOES NOT mean seeking approval by whatever means necessary, fostering dependance, shielding them from the real world, asking for their consent to leave or stay, endorsing inapprpriate behavior by means of blind indifference, and catering to their dislikes or likes (thereby enabling). Children respect compationate leadership not indecisive approval seekers.

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