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The secret to raising confident kids

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The first habit from Stephen Covey’s wonderful book “The 7 habits of highly effective people” states that we should start every project or undertaking with the end in mind. This principle holds true for any activity whether it’s planting your vegie patch; renovating a house or raising children. When you know what you are trying to achieve then choosing the right strategies becomes easy. The end game or goal for parents is Redundancy. Yep, you read it right. Your job is to make yourself redundant as a parent from your child’s earliest possible age. It always has been and always should be. When redundancy is your aim most of your time, effort and energy will go into promoting independence.  You’ll stop doing things for kids and start giving them opportunities to do things themselves.  You’ll spend most of your active parentin...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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