Minimalist Parenting Guidance for Raising Good Humans
Parenting is hard; parenting during a pandemic is even harder. Still, guidance experts argue that raising children with both sanity and joy is possible.
If you feel like you’re always on—and if you’re utterly exhausted—know that it’s A-OK to be minimalist in your parenting strategy, because doing less fosters resilience.
My guest this week is nationally renowned parenting expert and mentor Sue Groner. Sue is on the show to discern what kids actually need from their parents versus what they don’t. Sue comes armed to our discussion with 8 actionable strategies—complete with 8 quick wins!—to both simplify parenthood and raise good humans, too.
Here’s a preview of today’s episode:
[6:25] Why facilitating is better than fixing
[9:20] Which battles are worth fighting (as well as which ones aren’t)
[14:45] The inherent problems associated with overindulging
[23:10] How scheduling family donation time fosters empathy
[24:30] The benefits to replacing chores with contributions
Resources mentioned in today’s episode:
* The most important thing you can do for your kids? Eat dinner with them.
* Parenting guidance: Don’t praise your children!
* Boredontunity: Why boredom is the best thing for our kids
* Pre-order Sue’s new book on Amazon
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