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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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Duct Tape Works: Stories from Real Kids of Duct Tape Parents

When parents commit to using their mental duct tape to break a micromanaging style of parenting for a more hands-off, relationship-focused approach, children gain the opportunity to discover that mistakes are a part of life and that they have what it takes to recover from them. They learn how to handle frustration, disappointment, rejection, and embarrassment without overreacting, blaming, melting down, or acting out.

These kids don’t look to mom and dad for every answer, but look to their own inner compass for guidance before asking for assistance. They also discover what they like (turkey sandwiches, not PB&J; showers, not baths; dresses, not shorts) because their parents have ...

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