Top five rules for raising great kids

Best selling-author & psychologist Laura Markham, PhD, shares her top five AhaParenting rules for parents to help them raise great kids and give them a strong foundation.
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Top five rules for raising great kids

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The top 5 rules for raising great kids. One, regulate you own emotion. Two, stay connected with your child because that is the only way you'll ever have any influence with your child. Three, emotion coach, so you help your child with difficult emotions because when kids can regulate their emotions they can regulate their behavior. Four, set limits. Have high expectations but do have empathy, see your child's point of view so they feel understood at the same time. And finally, dare not to discipline. Guide your child but don't feel the need to punish. Punishment is always a road to a relationship with your child and actually doesn't get better behavior.

Best selling-author & psychologist Laura Markham, PhD, shares her top five AhaParenting rules for parents to help them raise great kids and give them a strong foundation.

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Laura Markham, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Laura Markham is the author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University and has worked as a parenting coach with countless parents across the English-speaking world, both in person and via phone. You can find Dr. Laura online at AhaParenting.com, the website of Aha! Moments for parents of kids from birth through the teen years, where you can sign up for her free daily inspiration email.  Dr. Laura lives in New York with her husband and her kids, who are now 17 and 21.

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