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Home > Blog > Today's Thought: Raising Good Kids
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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 9:19 PM
Today's Thought: Raising Good Kids
Anita Sharpe on Life

'Don't overindulge kids with spectacular vacations, opulent material possessions and relentless tides of programmed activities after school and during the summers. Avoid creating hyperinflated egos living within protected spheres that will burst in the early stages of a career when supervisors won't care how gorgeous your kids are or what 'cool dudes' they've become or what great ballplayers they were in high school.' -- Dr. Mel Levine (excerpted in this week's Time magazine)


4 comments

Amyn Lalji - 1/21/2005 9:07:37 AM
The best way to raise a good kid is to first follow the advice given by Dr. Mel Levine and then let the kids see you as a role model.
genevieve - 1/20/2005 4:59:32 AM
It is pretty silly that we operate constantly, it seems, out of a sense of guilt - I had a lot, my child will reproach me if I don't give them what I had. I think giving them the work ethic as well as the play ethic is tremendously important.Also giving them things to do on their own instead of getting them taught every little thing is valuable - one day they may not be able to afford a class in something when they are bored.
DK - 1/20/2005 3:26:43 AM
Just been informed my link does not work - this one will - sorry.

Smiles

DK
DK - 1/20/2005 3:17:15 AM
wise words here - especially in light of the 'geek-chic' phenomenon where its the kids with the brains that are dominating and influencing change.

For me (even though i'm not a father but work with young people) it's all about managing expectations. Luckily young people are very open and will drop all their facades once you get to know them. After the connection has been made realistic guidance is the most effective tool to create balance and appreciation of life.

DK

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