What is a mentally strong parent?

“Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength.” - Amy Morin, Forbes

With so many parenting tips, advice, opinions, etc., it’s hard to find your groove when it comes to parenthood. What works for you and YOUR familia may not work for someone else’s, and that’s totally OK! However, one thing that is very important across the spectrum is raising not only a healthy, well-rounded and kind child; we should also focus on raising mentally and emotionally strong children. Some tips from the article we found are very helpful in pinpointing how we, as parents, might fall into habits that are not beneficial to our children. What does a mentally strong parent do?:

  • They Don’t Confuse Discipline With Punishment

  • They Don’t Prevent Their Child From Making Mistakes

  • They Don’t Let Their Child Avoid Responsibility

And other gems!

This Forbes article lists 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do. We don’t usually like Do/Don’t Do articles but this one is pretty powerful. Take a read and let us know what you think!