Note: “4 Things You Need to Teach to Raise Well-Adjusted Kids” is a guest post by Kristin Louis over at parentingwithkris.com. Head on over to her blog for more articles on raising children.
In the age-old battle of nature versus nurture, the latter is undoubtedly preferable as it’s well within one’s control. With that said, it’s your responsibility as parents to not leave anything to chance when it comes to raising your children. Here’s a nifty guide on effectively nurturing the most important traits in your children in age-appropriate ways.
Empathy is what sets humans apart, but it’s not an innate trait.
How to Teach Empathy (Ages 3 to 4)
Empathy in the Classroom: Why Should I Care?
How to Help a Teenager That Has No Empathy
Discipline should not be about controlling your child.
The Importance of Teaching Kids Self-Discipline
5 Ways to Manage Tantrums and Meltdowns
An Age-by-Age Guide To Disciplining Your Kid
Home Safeguards Encourage Self-Discipline in Teens
Teach Positive Thinking
Teaching your kids to take the negative in stride and mindfully choose positivity sets them up for success mentally and emotionally.
Kids as Young as 5 See Benefits of Positive Thinking
7 Activities to Help Your Child Develop a Positive Attitude
Prevention of Internalizing Disorders in 9–10-Year-Old Children
For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help
Teaching kids to set and respect boundaries paves the way for healthy relationships.
When Your Toddler Starts Testing His Limits
5 Books to Help Teach Kids About Healthy Boundaries
How to Talk to Teenagers About Consent, Boundaries, and Self-control
Yes, there’s no question that raising kids will be a challenge that requires a great deal of patience. Being well-armed with the right resources and information such as these will, no doubt, make the job easier, and a successful one at that.