We need look no further than the 75-Year Harvard Study (and our own life experience) to know that it is NOT what college kids attend, how good they are at sports, or how much money they make that will lead to a flourishing adult life.⠀ ⠀ Instead, it is the quality of their relationships that will best predict our children’s future health and happiness.⠀ ⠀ And what best predicts the quality of relationships? Yep, you guessed it. Social skills!⠀ ⠀ Link in profile to Talking with Kids about Friendship ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ https://buff.ly/2KOnqss⠀ #friendship #friendships #parenting #greatparents #WESTI #michaelbrandwein
Has anyone else tried going back to a hobby you first loved as a young teen? ⠀ https://buff.ly/2zHJq17
Before you drive in one more assignment, instrument, or piece of sports equipment that your child forgot, pick up a copy of The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey. Link to my podcast interview with Jessica in profile.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ https://buff.ly/2KsjxbN⠀ #instabooks #goodreads #parenting #writersofinstagram #bookstagram #readersofinstagram #bookshelf #booksofinstagram #familyfirst #familytimes #besttimes #goodtimes #inspiration #parentood #parent #parentlife #moms #momlife #dads #children #family #kids #candidchildhood #honestmotherhood #simplychildren
Heard from Mary Hofstedt of Challenge Success at a talk at my son’s school yesterday. I’m so inspired by the work that Challenge Success is doing to spread the message about defining success on our own terms. . Most parents define adult success (what we want for our kids) in some of the following ways: Being happy & healthy Doing work that has purpose Being moral Being kind Being self-sufficient . But what many kids value most (because they think their parents value these things most) are grades, prestige, college, & money. . Mary Hofstedt strategized what we can do as parents to counteract this message. . Love the message of Challenge Success so much & will share more on my website next week!
Episode 58 features Authentic Teacher website and podcast founder Jackie Marie Beyer. Jackie is an experienced educator who is enthusiastic and passionate about helping teachers engage students and make learning more connected and applicable to “real life.” Link in profile to episode 58. https://sunshine-parenting.com/2018/10/12/ep-58-authentic-teaching-with-jackie-beyer/
What if the child doesn’t just whine and complain but outright refuses to do what you’re asking—just flat out says “No.” How do you ignore that? https://buff.ly/2zGQjja
Three Strategies for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults: Link to post in profile.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ https://buff.ly/2NwNqVS⠀ #parenting #greatparents
In many families, including my own, college applications are being completed right now. Sadly, many of the kids applying this fall will end up at a university that's not the best fit for them due to the pressure they feel to go to the most prestigious school they can be admitted into.⠀ .⠀ In this episode, I interview two college sophomores about gap years and their decision to transfer from more prestigious schools the attended their freshman years to a school where they are both much happier.⠀ .⠀ They offer great advice about questions they wished they had been asked during the college application and transfer process. Also, they offer wise advice to parents who are hearing from an unhappy first-year college student.⠀ .⠀ Link to podcast episode in profile.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ https://buff.ly/2I1IIy5⠀ #college #collegeapplications #parenting