I’ve felt over time that the parenting landscape has changed dramatically and that the old rules and mantras we have developed around parenting no longer apply.
We need new rules and new ways of looking at the parenting landscape to remain relevant and successfully meet the new challenges of raising kids.
Let’s examine some of the old rules, see why they are not working and, importantly, what can we put in its place.
Old rule # 1: Cognitive ability is the key to future success
Paul Tough, author of How Kids Succeed, refers to our focus on children’s academic capability as the great cognitive lie. When kids face success all the time, and we make life easy for kids we set them up for failure. When life gets tough they falter.
New rule # 1 Character strengths as well as cognitive smarts help kids succeed.
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