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10 From GEM: 10 Ways To Raise Down-To-Earth Kids


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10 From GEM:
10 Ways To Raise Down-To-Earth Kids

The key to raising down-to-earth kids is that parents are down-to-earth themselves and well-grounded in the values that are important to them. As number 1 in the slideshow indicates, you will have to start with yourself. Beyond that, children will ultimately make their own choices. However, there are things we can do to guide them to make decisions that are sound and responsible. The task is not easy, but it’s not impossible. Read on for 10 actions you can take to raise down-to-earth kids.

1. Take Care Of Yourself

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Photo Credit: Katty Mors

Parents are children’s first and best example of how to live. All children are watching their parents closely—even when we don’t think they are—and deciding how to live based on what they see. They should see us taking care of ourselves physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. Children are far more likely to be down-to-earth if they have grounded parents.

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