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10 Tips to Be the Positive Leader Your Child Needs

by Rebecca Eanes


4. Be empowering. Remember the goal is ultimately to raise competent, confident human beings, and that is done in millions of small, empowering moments over childhood. From trusting them enough to take off the training wheels to handing them the keys to get behind the wheel, positive leaders help their children to feel capable.

5. Be inspiring. Leaders foster a positive environment which allows their children to flourish. They look for the light in each of their children and reflect that light back to them so that they see it, too. Positive leaders know how to bring out the best in everyone.

6. Have integrity. Positive leaders practice what they preach. Rulers tell others what to do. Leaders show others what to do by example. True authority is not gained through an iron fist but through excellent character.

7. Show support. Good leaders are supportive and encouraging. They understand that people make mistakes, and these are opportunities to learn.

8. Have humor. Not everything is a serious issue. In fact, most things aren't a serious issue. It's just as important to enjoy your children and have fun in life as it is to set rules and be consistent. Positive leaders know when to relax and laugh it off.

9. Encourage creativity. Create goals that are within the grasp of your child's abilities and support their creativity as they reach for these goals. This stimulates the mind and gives children a sense of accomplishment.

10. Have a positive attitude. Look for the good in people and in situations. Dwell in gratitude. Think positive thoughts. Your attitude is contagious, so make an intentional goal to spread positivity.


Related Article: 5 Habits That Make Parenting Easier

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Rebecca Eanes is the bestselling author of multiple books including Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, The Positive Parenting Workbook, and The Gift of a Happy Mother. She is the grateful mom of two boys. 


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