Nature vs Nurture

Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, explains the importance of modeling behavior for your children and teaching by example
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Nature vs Nurture

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Obviously our children come with their own predispositions, but we have a tremendous impact on them. What I’ve learned through my years as a mom is that they learn more from what we do than from what we say. Like if I tell my children to put their iPhones down and be really present and I don’t do it myself, they’re going to model me rather than listening to what I say. If I tell them about the importance of giving, but I don’t give, they’re going to model that. So in every area, I think our children are just like little sponges. They absorb everything from a very, very early age. So for me, it starts with the behavior we model. And not to make us feel guilty, because God knows, nobody’s perfect. But to remember that during our years of parenting.

Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, explains the importance of modeling behavior for your children and teaching by example

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Arianna Huffington

President and Editor In Chief, Huffington Post Media Group

Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books.

In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

She serves on several boards, including HuffPost’s partners in Spain, the newspaper EL PAÍS and its parent company PRISA; Onex; The Center for Public Integrity; and The Committee to Protect Journalists.

Her 14th book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder was published by Crown in March 2014 and debuted at #1 in the New York Times Bestseller list.

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