Chapter Four. Step #1: Know Your “Stuff”

You’ve likely heard or even made this comment about someone: “_____ really knows her stuff!” What do we really mean when we make that statement? Usually, it means that someone has positively impressed us with their knowledge and, likely, their ability to apply that knowledge. “Knowing your stuff” means becoming knowledgeable, skilled, and making a commitment to doing your best in whatever you do. When you know your stuff, it is so much easier to be authentic because you are confident in what you know and do.

Parents are more credible when they have educated themselves on the value of making thoughtful decisions about raising kids, and then applying a consistent approach to raising those kids. Physicians ...

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