Parenting Techniques That Produce Persistent Kids…Or Don’t
Making them respect their teacher
It’s important that kids have at least one role model—but hopefully many—outside of the home whom they must respect and answer to. It’s too easy for them to pull those sad puppy dog eyes with you at home. You’re their parent, and give in too easily. So it’s good that you require them to respect teachers, sports coaches, and figures like that, and to make the improvements those figures ask of them. At least those figures will have the self-discipline to push your child, even when you don’t.