Want to change the world?

Make it your goal as a parent to raise your kids to be both CONFIDENT and KIND.

The trouble with society today is that we tend to raise girls to be more kind than confident, and boys to be more confident than kind.

We focus so much on harvesting one trait over the other that children lose an opportunity to reach their full potential.  In one extreme, a child that is very confident but not very kind can become egotistical, self-centered and manipulative.  At the other end of the spectrum, a child that is very kind but not very confident will have few boundaries, will put themselves last, and may be easily manipulated.

A young woman who has been raised to be both confident and kind will not tolerate abusive behaviour by a partner.

A young man who has been raised to be both confident and kind would never abuse a partner.

A young woman who has been raised to be both confident and kind will be strong, have self-respect and assertiveness.

A young man who has been raised to be both confident and kind will be an attentive parent, an active listener and an advocate for those in need.

It’s a simple rule, but one that is easy to remember.

And don’t forget…..the first way to foster those traits in your children is to model them.

If you need to strengthen one or the other in yourself, start today.

Remember Blog #1: Learn as much as you can, teach as much as you can, love as much as you can.

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