7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I love this article!  Thanks for posting.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Thanks for sharing!  The points made in the article are really great.  My FI and I were actually talking about the first point a few days ago.  My parents refused to let me play sports because of the possibility of getting hurt and I think that caused issues with my development.  I was chubby, lazy, and I didn’t really work well in teams, and it took years of work to undo those behaviors.  FI and I agree that we aren’t making that mistake if we have kids.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I like the article and mostly agree with it, but I worry about the idea that we are holding kids back from being “leaders”. Not all kids (people) are meant to be leaders. Not everyone can lead. I think that the article is great about just parenting in general.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

If that is the intention, then if course that makes sense. we should not bubble wrap them. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yes.  Yes.  Absolutely.  

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Overall, I like it.  But I’m not sure I agree with #3.

My father is very realistic.  I don’t feel like he doesn’t live in reality when it comes to knowing my competencies and limits.  He’s my biggest advocate and cheerleader.  When I need a pep talk, my dad will be the first one to tell me how smart, beautiful, and capable I am.  Sometimes I really need the self-esteem boost to psych me up.  It definitely has not caused me to become a liar and a cheater.

#4-6 are gold!  Although again, I disagree with not sharing stories regarding addiction.  Addiction is a disease, and I think that kids should be educated on it just like they are educated about chicken pox, AIDS, and obesity.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I read this yesterday and LOVED IT!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

I completely agree with this article.

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