25 October 2016

Helicopter parenting

Great lecture. You are not responsible for your kids' success: they are. This is what you are responsible for:
To conclude the lecture, Julie gave the audience the ultimate take away.  These are the two best things that each of us can do for our kids to help them become successful adults: 
1 – Give them chores.
2 – Teach them to love.
Really. It’s that simple.  And if you’re like me, your intuition has known it all along.  But here’s a little more research to back it up:
The longitudinal “Harvard Grant Study”  (one of the longest studies of humans ever conducted) found that success in life comes from having done chores as a kid.  The earlier the kid started, the better.  When our kids are too busy to do chores, we eliminate the biggest factor for success.  The Harvard Grant study also found that happiness in life equals LOVE.  Not passion, LOVE.  Love of people and love of human experience.  If there’s anything that we can do for our kids, it’s to teach them compassion, work ethic, and the love that can be found at home.


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