9. An Honest Mistake
Watching your child fail a test may be heartbreaking, but don’t try to get involved. Author Jessica Lahey states that when a parent jumps in to help their child, it prevents kids from learning how to manage their own failures. Allowing children to learn from their mistakes is fundamental to their development into independent adults.
10. Help Yourself
In order for your kids to be successful, you have to achieve some happiness yourself. According to author Eric Barker, kids that see their parents in a miserable state will often feel the same way. Be sure to take a day out of your week and treat yourself to a movie or hang out with friends.