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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions For Raising Super Successful Kids

When new couples meet another couple who has been married for a long time, they will often ask for secrets to their success. That valuable wisdom can guide you through when times are tough without the first-hand trials and tribulations. We asked parents who raised successful children, what did you do and how did you do it? Below you will find the Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Raising Super Successful Kids by Orjanette Bryant, a successful mom of three adult children.

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Listen to your children.

Help them determine and set goals for their future.

Never impose your own ideas of success on your children.

Help them develop leadership skills through exposure and community activities.

Never put limits on your children and push them to reach for the stars.

Family time is crucial. Each week plan a family activity, outing, and adventure.

Always tell your children they are the best and can do anything they set their minds to do.

Talk about political and social issues and ask for their input.

Look for ways to help them understand their spiritual-self.

Develop a partnership with your child’s educators and attend all school meetings.

Orjanette Bryant is a nurse, mother, wife, entrepreneur, friend, mentor, community advocate, and educator. She was nominated for the Soroptimist Woman of the Year Award 2016 for Flagler-Volusia County. Recently she was awarded and recognized by The American Health Council as one of Florida’s Best Nurses for her leadership, and community involvement, including hosting literacy workshops for the youth at The Boys and Girl Club, monthly publishing workshops, and advocacy throughout the United States. She has even spoken about these topics at the White House. Orjanette is currently, an honors student in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at South University. Her husband is a 25-year veteran political cartoonist and is a self-syndicated cartoonist for his animation series. Her oldest son and co-author of “Small Voices Heard: The Parental Guide” is graduating with his doctoral degree as a chiropractor and her youngest son was recently accepted to multiple colleges with a 3.6 GPA from the University of Central Florida. Her honor student daughter is a digital cartoon artist and entrepreneur, while enrolled in gifted and advanced classes at her local high school.

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