Whats Wrong With Your Current Response

Studies have shown that kids a few decades ago were much more helpful than kids today.What's changed in today's lifestyle that's causing helpfulness to decline? What's changed in your lifestyle that might be triggering your kid's unhelpful attitude? Do you leave everything to hired help? Do you eat out so often that your kids don't know what a dishwasher looks like? Is your kid so overscheduled with tutoring, sports, music lessons, dance, and social activities that there's no time for household chores? Are you so concerned about getting your kids into the best schools starting from age three on that the virtue of helpfulness isn't even on your radar screen? Are you so exhausted with your own busy schedule that you just don't have the energy to insist that your child help out at home? How does all this affect how you are responding to your kid's unhelpful attitude?

Now reflect on how you typically respond to your child's unhelpful attitude. Did you ignore him? Excuse him?

Do the task for him? What did your kid learn from your response? Write down one thing you will never do again to curb your kid's unhelpful attitude.

I will not_

Confident Kids

Confident Kids

Although nobody gets a parenting manual or bible in the delivery room, it is our duty as parents to try to make our kids as well rounded, happy and confident as possible. It is a lot easier to bring up great kids than it is to try and fix problems caused by bad parenting, when our kids have become adults. Our children are all individuals - they are not our property but people in their own right.

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