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13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

Amy Morin

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13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do teaches parents how to stop being a roadblock to their kids' academic, behavioral, and emotional success by outlining ways to develop the right thinking habits.


13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

by Amy Morin


Everyone wants the best for their children. These days, parenting is more a problem of doing too much than too little. We all know parents who monitor their child's every move and swoop in to protect them at any sign of conflict or difficulty. This type of parenting results in adults who are incapable of handling life's challenges on their own. So how can we avoid it?

There's no shortage of 'how-to' books about parenting. But Amy Morin, psychotherapist and author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, argues it's just as vital that we know what habits we shouldn't teach our kids. If we want children that are mentally strong we need to look first at our own detrimental behaviors. In 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, Morin shares the common parenting practices that are holding your child back and teaches what you should do instead.

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Learning how to manage emotions and endure unpleasant feelings are skills that can be taught.

- Amy Morin

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