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Forbes writer shares 7 parenting behaviors that hurt children's leadership potential

Published: Friday, Jan. 17 2014 9:50 a.m. MST

Forbes writer Kathy Caprino shares seven parenting behaviors that are holding children back.  (Shutterstock) Forbes writer Kathy Caprino shares seven parenting behaviors that are holding children back. (Shutterstock)

Building kids into leaders might take a little bit of coaching from parents.

In a recent article by Forbes, contributor Kathy Caprino outlines seven parenting behaviors that restrain kids from reaching their full potential as leaders.

Caprino also consults with leadership expert and best-selling author Dr. Tim Elmore about how parents can avoid these behaviors and help their kids become better leaders, Forbes reported.

“It’s important for parents to become exceedingly self-aware of their words and actions when interacting with their children, or with others when their children are nearby. Care enough to train them, not merely treat them to a good life,” Elmore said in the Forbes article. “Coach them, more than coddle.”

Read Caprion's complete article on Forbes.com.

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