Korie Robertson: How To Raise Strong and Kind Kids
If you heard someone described as "strong and kind", that would impress you, right? Strength of character and kindness of heart are two incredibly important characteristics, and they're what we need to focus on as parents, believes 'Duck Dynasty's' Korie Robertson.
That's why she chose to write her new book, "Strong and Kind," on instilling those very traits. Korie told US Weekly, ""If we raise kids who are kind, the world would be a much better place!"
Here are 3 pieces of advice she has for moms in her book:
1) Be open with your kids: "Social media can be brutal for kids. We talk a lot about not worrying about what other people think. The only thing that's important is what people who know you and love you think, and what God thinks about you."
2) Model self-confidence: "I think part of it is being confident yourself, and that's really hard. I talk about it in the book, there's one little thing where I say, 'I don't normally tell anybody to fake anything, but if you don't feel confident in yourself, at least act like it in front of your kids.' Because your kids do not need to hear you complain about your weight or the fact that someone down the street has something better than you or got a job promotion or whatever . . . If you want your kids to be confident, you have to be that."
3) Prioritize values over everything else: "I feel like there are so many things as parents that can overwhelm you. Like what school to send your kids to and which type of diapers to use and whether to let them have a pacifier or formula or breastfeed and all these things that seem like the biggest deal in the world, when actually it's the values that you're putting into your children that are the big deal. That's what's gonna help them be adults that are successful in this world and that can make a difference for others."