8 Ways to Raise an Independent Child While Still Maintaining a Strong Bond
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8 Ways to Raise an Independent Child While Still Maintaining a Strong Bond

Raising an independent child not only defies conventional parenting advice, it also leads to a more peaceful and positive parent-child relationship. Ask parents what character traits they’d most like to see in their kids and independence and responsibility top the list. But what most parents don’t realize is that in order to raise kids with…

The Seven Emotional Needs of a Child That Influence Confidence and Self-Esteem
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The Seven Emotional Needs of a Child That Influence Confidence and Self-Esteem

Understanding your children’s emotional needs and how you can meet them is the first step in supporting their confidence and self-esteem. Want to know the secret to raising a child who’s confident, secure, and has strong self-esteem? Meet their emotional needs. While that statement sounds over-simplified, it’s true. When we, as parents, help meet the…

What Children Need From Us to Become Emotionally Intelligent Adults

What Children Need From Us to Become Emotionally Intelligent Adults

If we want to raise emotionally intelligent children we need to model emotional intelligence ourselves. Here’s how one mother overcame her perfectionism to help her kids understand and communicate their feelings.  I was not raised to express my emotions openly. While I love my parents, it was frustrating to have my feelings continually invalidated and…