Summary of “Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things”

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn’t mean he won’t cry when he’s sad or that he won’t fail sometimes.
A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.
Raising a mentally strong kid requires parents to avoid the common-yet unhealthy-parenting practices that rob kids of mental strength.
In my book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, I identify 13 things to avoid if you want to raise a mentally strong kid who is equipped to tackle life’s toughest challenges.
Show your kids that even though you feel guilty sometimes-and all good parents do-you’re not going to allow your uncomfortable emotions to get in the way of making wise decisions.
Show your kids that the best way to conquer fear is to face those fears head-on and you’ll raise courageous kids who are willing to step outside their comfort zones.
Letting kids dictate what the family is going to eat for dinner or where the family is going on vacation gives kids more power than they are developmentally ready to handle.
Give your kids an opportunity to practice taking orders, listening to things they don’t want to hear, and doing things they don’t want to do.

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