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40 Parenting Hacks for Raising an Amazing Kid

Best Life Logo By Ted Spiker of Best Life | Slide 1 of 41: The parenting wisdom that has stuck for me for quite some time came from a Yale psychologist I was interviewing. He described parenting as having a big fenced-in yard. The key to good parenting, he said, is that you don’t keep your kids chained to the porch and you don’t let them jump the fence to go wherever they darn well want. You do, however, give them the room to run, to explore, to learn, to play. That’s where a child’s growth happens—freedom with boundaries, restrictions without dictatorship.Now, the tricky part of the parenting equation is that you have a vegetable soup of variables. Different parents, different kids, different circumstances, different desires, and different definitions of what “amazing kid” actually means. As parents, though, we can probably agree that we all want our children to grow up with all of the adjectives worthy of inclusion in the Hallmark lexicon—happy, healthy, successful, kind, thoughtful. Getting there can come any number of ways, including these…. And for more pro parenting tips, discover The Secret to Raising Healthy Kids.

40 Parenting Hacks for Raising an Amazing Kid

The parenting wisdom that has stuck for me for quite some time came from a Yale psychologist I was interviewing. He described parenting as having a big fenced-in yard. The key to good parenting, he said, is that you don’t keep your kids chained to the porch and you don’t let them jump the fence to go wherever they darn well want. You do, however, give them the room to run, to explore, to learn, to play. That’s where a child’s growth happens—freedom with boundaries, restrictions without dictatorship.Now, the tricky part of the parenting equation is that you have a vegetable soup of variables. Different parents, different kids, different circumstances, different desires, and different definitions of what “amazing kid” actually means. As parents, though, we can probably agree that we all want our children to grow up with all of the adjectives worthy of inclusion in the Hallmark lexicon—happy, healthy, successful, kind, thoughtful. Getting there can come any number of ways, including these…. 
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