Perspectives on Parenting

January 29, 2010 at 10:30 pm Leave a comment

    Nurture a close relationship with loving grandparents.  We often had grandparents for Sunday dinner, and if we ever had to travel without the kids, we had a grandparent stay with them, and always said, “Take good care of Grandma!” as we were headed out the door.  (40)

Treat your children with as much respect as you do your adult friends.  Talk to them, play with them, and help them meet their goals.  If you control their behavior mostly for your own comfort, they will sense that your motives are selfish.  They won’t appreciate that and may ignore you when they grow up.  (16) 

Start talking to your children about career options no later than tenth grade.  If you wait until they are ready to go out into the world, they may end up immobilized by indecision or wasting years discovering the hard way what isn’t the right route for them to take.  (25) 

Teach your children the satisfaction of work while they are still young, and eager to help out.  It will keep them out of mischief and prepare them for life as a productive adult.  (44)

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