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3 Parenting Lessons I Learned the Hard Way | Charla shares three significant parenting lessons she learned through her own experiences | #It'sNotAboutMoney #homeschooling #TipsHomeschooling #money #BeyondChores #Kid’sAllowance #AloneNotLonelyNurturingCreativitybyEmbracingBoredom #AloneNotLonely #EmpoweringTeens28EssentialLifeSkillstoStartNow #EmpoweringTeens #28EssentialLifeSkillstoStartNow #LifeSkillstoStart #Episode24 #FinancialReads #3ParentingLessonsILearnedtheHardWay  #3ParentingLessons #3ParentingLessonsHardWay 3 Parenting Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Charla shares three significant parenting lessons she learned through her own experiences.

Lesson 1: Overprotecting Children Can Hurt Their Development

– Empowering Kids: When parents take on their children’s burdens, it sends a message that these problems are too big for the children to handle themselves.

– Personal Example: Charla shared a story about her son’s struggles with baseball. Although he often wanted to quit due to lack of practice and skill, she resisted the urge to rescue him or solve his problems. This approach helped him learn about effort and responsibility.

– Parent’s Role: It’s crucial for parents to guide their children through challenges rather than fixing the problems for them, fostering independence and resilience.

Lesson 2: Parents’ Presence Can Sometimes Hinder Kids’ Growth

– Independence: Charla noticed her son behaved differently when she was not around. He was more outgoing and independent without her presence.

– Example: During preschool activities, her son was lively and participative when she wasn’t there but became reserved and dependent when she was.

– Encouraging Autonomy: Parents need to step back occasionally to allow their children to develop social skills, confidence, and the ability to navigate situations on their own.

Lesson 3: Words of Warning Are Not Enough

– Experience Over Warning: Simply advising children about the importance of good choices and frugality isn’t sufficient. They need to experience consequences to understand these lessons fully.

– Real-life Example: Charla’s son got fired from a job because he didn’t heed her advice about maintaining his uniform. This real consequence taught him more than any verbal warning could.

– Hands-On Learning: Parents should let their children manage money, make decisions, and face the outcomes of their actions to prepare them for adult responsibilities.

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