Parenting 101 - Lead with Acceptance

July 31st, 2014
<a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jRq34zvxJdE/U9swpKckZuI/AAAAAAAAFpA/aOKhSN65piM/s1600/2013-01-20-girloncomputer2_shutterstock.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jRq34zvxJdE/U9swpKckZuI/AAAAAAAAFpA/aOKhSN65piM/s1600/2013-01-20-girloncomputer2_shutterstock.jpg" height="188" width="200" /></a>Every generation of parents wants their children to do better than themselves.  It seems though that to accomplish that today, as NY Times columnist Tom Friedman and others have warned, "average is no longer good enough."

So how do we reconcile this with the data that tells us seeing our children for who they are and focusing on their social and emotional needs, is every bit as important as their academic needs.

How do we square that circle of success.  <b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">Nancy Rose </span></b>explains in <b><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0988903806/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0988903806&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=jeffschechtma-20&amp;linkId=U665N4LVS6BEQ3FS">Raise the Child You've Got - Not the One You Want: Why Everyone Thrives When Parents Lead with Acceptance</a>.<img alt="" border="0" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=jeffschechtma-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0988903806" height="1" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /></b>

My conversation with Nancy Rose: