Forbes Magazine has the article 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders by Kathy Caprino.
While I spend my professional time now as a career success coach, writer, and leadership trainer, I was a marriage and family therapist in my past, and worked for several years with couples, families, and children. Through that experience, I witnessed a very wide array of both functional and dysfunctional parenting behaviors. As a parent myself, I’ve learned that all the wisdom and love in the world doesn’t necessarily protect you from parenting in ways that hold your children back from thriving, gaining independence and becoming the leaders they have the potential to be.
Are these the 7 things that I did to my daughter, and now I can try to do just as badly with my grand-daughter? Well, at least I know that my daughter survived and so will my grand-daughter. Maybe my daughter and son-in-law are correcting for all the wrong things I did.
I am surprised a Forbes magazine article didn’t suggest you teach your kids that if you can provide for all their material wants, other kids should expect that their parents can do the same for them. If their parents can’t, then it is their fault for their selection of parents. They shouldn’t expect to be able to take from the kids that had better parent selection skills.