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Episode 7: Teaching Children to Value Hard Work

How do you teach your children to value hard work? If lecturing isn’t doing the job, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. On this episode, I counsel a mom on how to support and encourage her eight year old child to reach his potential at school and on the soccer field.

“There is a belief out there that our children choose us. They choose to be with you for a reason. There is something they will teach you and something you will teach them.”

In this podcast you will learn:

  1. How to remedy the disconnect between what you want for your child, and what they want for themselves

  2. When and how to motivate your child to reach their potential

  3. To manage expectations regarding grades and athletic achievement

  4. How to positively support your child while they work towards a goal

  5. The difference it makes to praise effort vs. outcome

Listen here.

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Michelle Gambs is a parenting coach with a masters degree in counseling.   The grand experiment of parenting is sponsored by her two children, Grace and Charlie.  She has been a practicing psychotherapist for many years.  During the most desperate stages of parenting, she has been known to post on the bathroom mirror the quote, “I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.”


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