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Parenting with the Endgame in Mind: Practical Tips for Moving Beyond the Moment

Schutta,Toni_bookAt times we all find ourselves parenting in a way that is easiest in the moment – doing things our kids should do themselves, letting bad behavior slide or falling for the “everybody’s doing it” line. But if expedience becomes the pattern, we will undermine our own best intentions and our children’s optimal development. This week parenting coach Toni Schutta joins Marti & Erin for a lively discussion of how to parent for the long run, tapping into a wealth of wisdom from experts interviewed for her new book, Twenty Great Ways to Raise Great Kids.

 

Think of a recent time when you dealt with your child in a way that was easiest in the moment, but not in line with the values and behaviors you want to instill. What could you have done that would have been “parenting with the endgame in mind”? What other things would you change about your parenting to focus more on long-term results? Share your thoughts in our REPLY space below!

 

For Toni’s book, click here.

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