Young kids learn how to behave from the examples they witness at home. Lashing out or blowing your top in front of them is likely to lead to similar behavior in return.
Getting your kids to open up and talk to you can be difficult. This book teaches you how to do just that.
Raising Good Humans
In these tumultuous times, we need all the help we can get to raise kids who are kind, confident and conscientious. But in the daily rush, it’s easy to forget that the little things we do each day can make all the difference.
Using tools that are well loved by Positive Discipline parents and educators, Clarke-Fields offers tips for how to avoid reactive yelling, connect with children using encouragement and coaching, use the friend filter (treating your child as you would your best friend), and more.
These Modern Parenting methods are geared towards raising more disciplined and obedient kids. This is often achieved by a strict approach that is customized to each kid’s individual potential and needs. It also means that kids learn to recognize their mistakes and reevaluate their behavior in the future. This is done by ensuring that they are given fair criticism and appreciation. In this way, they are able to develop a stronger sense of self-respect.
Parenting is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have. However, it can also be challenging. Parents need to be responsible for their children’s safety and well-being, set clear expectations, and enforce those expectations consistently. They must also make sure that they take care of their own physical and mental health.
Modern parents are comfortable discovering what makes their family unique. They are willing to try different parenting techniques if they believe that it will lead to happy and healthy kids.
Alison Gopnik uses the analogy of a carpenter and a gardener to describe the role of parents in modern society. A carpenter focuses on a desired outcome and manipulates the materials of life to fit that vision, while a gardener provides a supportive environment and nurtures life as it is growing. Modern parents need to be a mix of both to give their children the best chance for success. This is why it’s important for them to have a strong, positive relationship with their kids.
Raising Well-Rounded Children
Every parent hopes to raise a well-rounded child that is confident and capable of surviving in the real world. This requires a lot of hard work and sacrifice. However, a well-rounded child can only be achieved by providing them with the tools they need to succeed in life. This means teaching them about their values and beliefs as early as possible, instilling in them good habits, fostering their passions and encouraging them to take risks.
Modern Parents also understand that it is essential to provide them with the necessary time and attention to do so. This is why they don’t allow themselves to become over-tired, overwhelmed with their own personal or professional commitments, and/or physically unhealthy.
Additionally, they know that it is important to reexamine their parenting skills on a yearly basis, taking into account their family’s passions, values, and beliefs. This helps them stay on track in their parenting journey. It also ensures that they are doing the best job they can do in order to raise a well-rounded child.
Raising Happy Healthy Children
In surveys across the country, parents overwhelmingly say they want their children to be happy. They are more concerned about their kids’ well-being than they are about health care, the cost of living, and even terrorism. Yet, raising kids with a sense of happiness is a difficult task. Many parents strive for ideals that are unattainable, and they run themselves ragged trying to achieve them.
Rosemond explains that happiness requires a skill set that allows people to pass up instant gratification for long-term gain. It is also not a one-size-fits-all proposition; it can vary by circumstance, from one family to the next. Ultimately, parents can give their kids a good foundation for happiness by teaching them to value their passions and values, and they can provide them with a safe and nurturing environment. They can also help their children learn to deal with adversity and to find the silver lining. They can also teach their children to be tolerant of other people’s differences.