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Things You Need to Stop Doing for Your Kid

Yesterday, I posted a blog from the Red Tricycle website about my favorite topic: training your teenagers. In the past, I have written about the importance of letting your kids fail instead of swooping in to rescue them or ‘snowplowing’ obstacles out of their way. (Step aside helicopter parents, the snowplows are on the scene!) This article follows along those same lines.

My specific Facebook post referred to the Skyward system used here in the Rochester school district. If you don’t have kids in district 535, Skyward is an online communication tool used to keep track of everything that affects your kid. The deal is, once they are teens, Skyward is more for your kid’s purpose than it is for yours. Boy, oh boy, did I touch a nerve!

  • Erin – “Amen! Learned the hard way.”
  • Jen – “I don’t even know the password.”

And let’s face it: one person’s ’empowering your teen’ is another person’s ‘abandoning your teen.’ ¬†However, you shouldn’t let that stop you.

  • Denise – “I was milking cows when my kids were getting ready for school. They survived and have turned out to be amazing adults if I do say so myself.”
  • Donna – “My kids were just saying the other day ‘mom, you were always working.’ Yes, that is true. But they have become very responsible young adults. I love and admire them so much!”

Here is the Facebook post:

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