13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

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13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do: Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success

Do today’s children lack the flexibility and mental strength they need to cope with life’s challenges in an increasingly complicated and scary world? 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do teaches parents how to raise mentally strong and resilient children. It combines case studies, practical tips, specific strategies, and concrete and proven exercises to help children of all ages—from preschoolers to teenagers—build mental muscle and develop into healthy, strong adults.

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

  1. They don’t condone a victim mentality.
  2. They don’t parent out of guilt.
  3. They don’t make their child the center of the universe.
  4. They don’t allow fear to dictate their choices.
  5. They don’t give their child power over them.
  6. They don’t expect perfection.
  7. They don’t let their child avoid responsibility.
  8. They don’t shield their child from pain.
  9. They don’t feel responsible for their child’s emotions.
  10. They don’t prevent their child from making mistakes.
  11. They don’t confuse discipline with punishment.
  12. They don’t take shortcuts to avoid discomfort.
  13. They don’t lose sight of their values.