Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Parenting Breakthrough

I just got done reading a GREAT parenting book about teaching our kids to be independent. The Parenting Breakthrough by Merrilee Browne Boyack is a real-life plan to teach our kids to work, save money, and be truly independent. What I learned is that as we teach our kids skills, we as parents need to have the end goal in mind - our kids becoming independent adults. It is so important for them to not only learn how to do household chores, but also budgeting, car maintenance, yard work, shopping, problem solving, and everything else before they are on their own. This book gives you tips and a plan to put this into action. It has already helped me in my parenting as I have encouraged my kids to do things that I would usually do for them. Doing so has also helped my kids develop more self confidence in their abilities. I am glad that I can now be a little better as I try to be the best parent that I can.
"As a parent, you'll never be perfect, but you'll always be the only mother or father your child will ever want. Take that as a vote of confidence and do your best, because your best is always and forever going to be good enough." - John Rosemond

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