Are You Guilty of Any of These 12 Common Knee-Jerk Parenting Reactions?

Elizabeth O’Shea of Parent 4 Success runs through a dozen common knee-jerk parenting reactions that may inadvertently hamstring children and undermine the traits parents are trying to cultivate in them:

Here are a couple of examples:

  • Negating our kids’ big emotions.
  • Giving their negative behaviors attention, while ignoring the good things they do.
  • Trying to protect them from making mistakes.

Watch the whole thing to hear O’Shea’s entire list and find out if your knee-jerk reactions might be holding your kids back.


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