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3 Things You Should Never Do For Your Kids

Here’s where you need to draw the line.

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Visitor Comments: 51

(37) Barbara, June 30, 2013 6:15 PM

One more that I wish I had followed when my kids were younger--never do anything for them that they are capable of doing for themselves! When we do "too much" no matter how well meaning--we deprive them of developing skills and the joy that comes with achieving.

(36) Anonymous, June 30, 2013 3:32 PM

Any advise would be helpful

Up until he reached 17 none of those thing were a problem in my house. But the influence of school and friend with lazy parents has taken it's toll. He has become disrespectful and lie to get what he wants from me without thinking twice. He appears to have adopted the motto "it's better to ask for forgiveness than beg for permission." This child has no father to correct the behavior and I feel like I am losing the battle. I want my good hearted respectful child back, but I don't know how to fight peer pressure.

(35) chana, June 30, 2013 10:00 AM

How to teach teenagers to be respectful

Any good advice as how to teach or remind teenagers to be more respectful and not to lie?
For the first decade of their lives they seemed to be o.k., but now after turning 13, all as changed (boys).

(34) Anonymous, June 30, 2013 5:33 AM

disagree with let them choose their own friends

All of the idea are great, however the one about letting them choose their own friends does not seem to be correct. There are so many bad influences out there, that it behooves parents and teachers to wisely steer youngsters away from choices that will affect their charges negatively. At the same time, it is wise to somehow come up with a plan to strategically place good friends in their children's/students range.

(33) DW, June 29, 2013 3:26 AM

Children grow up and become parents

If a child shows disrespect it is because he has been treated with disrespect by an adult. If children feel safe & secure they know lying is wrong. At times you give a child what they want just because they want it because they have to know their feelings matter.

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