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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.

2. Let Your Kids Be Who They Are

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We all come into the world as wonderfully unique individuals. Our children are no different. Even if your child comes in an unexpected package, accept her for who she is rather than trying to make her fit in the mold you created in your mind. Honoring kids as they are gives them the freedom to feel confident in themselves and opens up myriad possibilities in how they can share their gifts with the world.

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