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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.

10. Enforce Limits And Boundaries

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Have a few non-negotiable rules or limits in your family and stick to them. Decide what’s right and what’s wrong when it comes to moral and ethical behavior and then help your children negotiate inevitable situations where those boundaries are tested. Not only do boundaries show that parents care, they provide a kids with a compass they can use to point them in the right direction.

What are some of the things you do to make sure your children are down-to-earth? Share your ideas below.

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