Andreas_Maroon wrote:It is very important in this case to find the balance between the encouragement of the kids achievements, and the restrain from being too self sufficient
Paul, you are a good psychologist! You are just expressed the very principle of my way of raising kids. but, as it was said further - it is not an easy task to accomplish. you have to show lot of patience and understanding in order to see, when do you need to apply the pressure - and where you need to be understanding. I mean - you need to be understanding in all the cases)) but sometimes you need to be hard, and sometimes - soft, that is what I was trying to say) We still do not need to use that principle with Susan though, she is still too small for that.