I always considered myself kind of a hard nosed person, both in the military (Marines) and later, in business.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered I’ve been coddling my nine year old son. I was dumbfounded, particularly when I reflect on my own life. I was living on my own at 15 — cooking, doing laundry, cleaning my own place, working, the whole routine.

I suspect it may have been because he lost his mother at such a young age, and I’ve always been in awe of how well he is handling it. But my interest in protecting him will only serve to harm him in the long run.

If you’re a dad or other caregiver for a child without a mother in the house, read this article. It is important…

Don’t be a Coddler…

 

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