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Duct Tape Parenting: A Less is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids by Vicki Hoefle

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AFTERWORD

Ode to Mom and Dad: The Kids’ Perspective

I am often asked what my children think about being raised by parents who took a hands-off approach to parenting. Now that they are out of the house and on their own, and have had some time to reflect, I asked each of them to share one aspect of our family that impacted their life and is still impacting it today.

Hannah, Twenty-Three Years Old: Confidence and Trust

Maybe the most important thing my parents ever taught me was to have confidence in myself and to trust myself in every aspect of my life. But you don’t build confidence and learn to trust yourself unless a parent has confidence and trust in you first.

I can remember my school morning routine as if it were yesterday. As a five-year-old ...

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