When to start teaching children values

Dana Entin, Parent Educator, shares advice for parents on the best time to begin instilling good values into your kids and the most effective ways to do so
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When to start teaching children values

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It's never too early or it's never too late to start teaching values to children. I always like to start with the foundation values or the building block values. One of those is honesty. Honesty takes a long time. Children need to see honesty modeled over and over again. Honesty is almost a precursor to other values like sincerity and trustworthiness. Another value that I consider a building block value is patience. Learning the value of patience is very important along the lifespan, but it's also a precursor to other values, such as, frustration tolerance, tolerance in general, and acceptance.

Dana Entin, Parent Educator, shares advice for parents on the best time to begin instilling good values into your kids and the most effective ways to do so

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Dana Entin, RN, MN, PNP

Parent Educator

Dana is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has been teaching parenting classes for the past 10 years. She understands that all families are unique, but believes that children thrive with healthy values, discipline, respect, and an environment where parents understand normal development and are open and excited about their role as a parent. Dana is a true advocate for children and parents alike. Today’s parents are inundated with blogs, books and boatloads of people telling them what to do.  Dana uses her advanced practice nursing background to help parents better understand research and information pertaining to parenting.

Dana has written many articles, lectures, and does private and small group consultations. She has completed a parent handbook on discipline and is currently working on a new book. 

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