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Capable Kids Q&A

Capable Kids Q&A: Young Perfectionist

Welcome to Capable Kids Q&A, where you send me your dilemmas about lovingly nudging your kids towards a thriving can-do spirit, and I pull together the research, expertise, and wisdom out there to bring you encouragement and ideas. (Thank you for sending your great questions; keep them coming.) Q: Last night my 3rd grader was getting… Continue reading Capable Kids Q&A: Young Perfectionist

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Capable Kids Q&A

Capable Kids Q&A: Confidence Through Action

Welcome to Capable Kids Q&A, where you send me your dilemmas about lovingly nudging your kids towards a thriving can-do spirit, and I pull together the research, expertise, and wisdom out there to bring you encouragement and ideas. (Thank you for sending your great questions; keep them coming.) Q: Hi Sharon! I was having a discussion… Continue reading Capable Kids Q&A: Confidence Through Action

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Capable Kids Q&A

Capable Kids Q&A: Camp Fear

Welcome to Capable Kids Q&A, where you send me your dilemmas about lovingly nudging your kids towards a thriving can-do spirit, and I pull together the research, expertise, and wisdom to bring you encouragement and ideas. (Thank you for sending your questions; keep them coming.) Q: My almost 12-year-old was supposed to go to sleepaway camp… Continue reading Capable Kids Q&A: Camp Fear

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Capable Kids Q&A

Capable Kids Q&A: Reluctant Cyclist

Welcome to Capable Kids Q&A, where you send me your dilemmas about lovingly nudging your kids towards a thriving can-do spirit, and I pull together the research, expertise, and wisdom out there to bring you encouragement and ideas. (Thank you for sending your great questions; keep them coming.) Q: How can I encourage my 9-year-old only… Continue reading Capable Kids Q&A: Reluctant Cyclist

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Capable Kids Q&A

Capable Kids Q&A: Procrastinating Teen Artist

Welcome to Capable Kids Q&A, where you send me your dilemmas about lovingly nudging your kids towards a thriving can-do spirit, and I pull together the research, expertise, and wisdom out there to bring you encouragement and ideas. (Thank you for sending your great questions; keep them coming.) Capable Kids Q&A: Procrastinating Teen Artist Q:… Continue reading Capable Kids Q&A: Procrastinating Teen Artist

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The Latest: My New Article + Bonus | Can I Help? ❤️| Tidbits

Hey there, Around here winter has reached that stage I'm calling the Great Softening. Finally, finally, finally, the temperature is getting above freezing every day and the drip of water and shrinking snow promises that spring is slowly creeping in. Once again, spring will win. This, plus good news about COVID numbers, means I'm feeling… Continue reading The Latest: My New Article + Bonus | Can I Help? ❤️| Tidbits

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New York Times, Sharon's Published Work

Emptying the Dishwasher Can Enrich Kids’ Mental Health

Allowing kids to try to meet (and master) real-life challenges helps them build a healthy, protective sense of self-efficacy. Happy to share my latest for the New York Times. Emptying the Dishwasher Can Enrich Kids’ Mental Health Published online February 11, 2021, and in print on February 14, 2021.

Sharon's Published Work, Washington Post

How to Raise Capable Kids Without Feeling Like a Jerk

If you haven't heard about Bean Dad, lucky you, I think? (I'll explain. And briefly, I promise.) But, really, it is possible to be kind and to raise capable, independent kids. Here's my latest for Washington Post. How to Raise Capable Kids Without Feeling Like a Jerk Published in Washington Post, January 5, 2021 (Photo… Continue reading How to Raise Capable Kids Without Feeling Like a Jerk

Sharon's Published Work, Your Teen Magazine

Your Teen: Life Skills for Teenagers

I'm a huge believer in raising kids to be confident and capable, and that means taking every opportunity to share new skills with them. This one's a little one - and maybe an old-fashioned one - but I'm not ready to let it go. Life Skills for Teenagers: How Do I Mail a Letter? Published… Continue reading Your Teen: Life Skills for Teenagers