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Parent Brief


PARENT BRIEF

“One Good Parent Is Worth 1,000 Schoolmasters.”
–Chinese Proverb

  1. Parenting is a process. You never arrive with all the skills that you need.
  2. Parents are not trained to be parents; kids are not trained to be kids. Kids train parents; parents train kids.

  3. It is more challenging to be a parent than to function in your job.
  4. Parenting is a journey, not a destination.

  5. Parents are the most significant influence in a child’s life.
  6. A parent is the greatest teacher a child will ever have. A parent and child certainly have the longest teaching relationship ever known.

  7. It is not a question whether a parent is a teacher or not, it’s what is taught. Parents teach kids a whole language before they come to school.
  8. What you need to learn, you teach your child the best.

  9. The greatest aspect of learning is through modeling.
  10. Parent modeling that includes the unspoken as well as the spoken word is the most powerful force in shaping a child’s life.

  11. How you spend your time and money tells your kids what you value, regardless of what you say.
  12. Successful parenting is predictable, reliable, and consistent.

  13. There’s a difference between investment that sounds good and a sound investment. There’s no greater investment in life than your children.
  14. Parents that praise each of their children at least twice a day maintain a positive relationship regardless of the problems they encounter.

  15. Behind every successful child is a successful parent. I’ve never met a good child who didn’t have a good parent.