Parenting for the Long Haul

What We Do Today Matters for The Future

We want our kids to grow up well—be happy, principled, and grounded; do well in school; launch into a meaningful job or career; form lasting, healthy relationships; give back to their communities, nations, and world. Sometimes those aspirations can seem far removed—and a far cry from the day-to-day realities we experience as our kids grow up.

Yet the way we parent today matters for the long haul. Yes, our kids make choices that we can’t control. But many things we do now as parents—when our kids are growing through childhood and adolescence—play a key role in kids’ long-term choices and success, whether it’s about college and career, health, or positive relationships.

We are kicking off the New Year with an opportunity to reflect on our strengths and challenges in parenting, using nine research-based parenting strategies as a springboard.

We've asked our experts to weigh in with tips on how to parent now for success later using these 9 Parenting Strategies.

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