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Dr. Laura Jana on Life Lessons..raising selfless children

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Compassion, Honesty, Generosity – How Soon Should Parents Start Helping Their Kids Develop These Traits?

Dr. Laura Jana, Pediatrician and Parenting Expert Reveals Misconceptions

 How soon should parents start helping their kids develop these traits? In a recent survey, parents overwhelming agreed that good character traits were important. Yet, nearly half said preschool is too young for children to start learning critical social-emotional skills, like getting along with others and compassion. Why?


Dr. Laura Jana is a board-certified pediatrician and proud mother of three. She’s also an award-winning parenting and children’s books author. She joins us to debunk some misconceptions about what our kids can learn. 1. Is there a certain age when kids start to develop character? 2. Why is character development so important for kids? 3. A recent survey was done among parents about character development. What were some of the most surprising findings? 4)    If parents want to put their children in early education programs that nurture character, what should they be looking for? 5)    What steps can parents take at home to help young children with character building? 6)    Where can we get more information on everything you’ve shared today?