How to Raise an Intelligent, Creative, and Compassionate Kid – Right From The Start

From: Kristen

Dear Fellow Mama,

Do you hope to raise a creative, intelligent, and energetic child... who is also positive, compassionate, and willing to help others?

Is it important to you to help your kids learn to think for themselves - and still stand up for what's right?

Have you wondered what it takes to help a person develop that kind of an outlook on life? That kind of sensitivity and character?

I'll tell you a secret...

...someone doesn't just turn into that when they hit a magical "adult" age.

Now, honestly, I believe that any adult (you, me, anybody) can choose to reinvent themselves and become a motivated, productive, caring, compassionate, positive person. But (as you may know!) it takes a lot of work to do that when you're an adult... especially if that's not your "nature."

But hitting adulthood doesn't just change you from whatever you were as a child into some fabulous adult 😉

Here's another secret...

...nurture CAN have a more powerful impact than nature 😉

Here's why that matters to you as a parent:

You have a little one (or little ones, or maybe you're still pregnant - even better!). That small person has been given into your care for a period of time. This is an incredible opportunity to help shape someone that can truly change the world.


I don't even want you to be tempted by saying "but what are the chances of my child being anymore than just another 'somebody'." Here's the truth - it only takes ONE to change the world. Think about it...

  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Winston Churchill
  • Mother Theresa
  • Gandhi
  • Steve Jobs
  • Joan of Arc
  • Isaac Newton
  • Mozart, Cassatt, Giotto, Tolkien, Vivaldi, Austin, and many other writers, artists, and musicians who have change the world

Think of all of these people who have had an incredible impact on the world - they're so famous their names echo throughout history. And think about all the people who are truly changing life on a local level... making a difference for people and families in their local communities.

Your child has the potential to be the ONE who will make an incredible difference in the life of someone else - or for the entire world. Never doubt the power of one.

Never doubt the power of ONE family. ONE mother.

I want to encourage you that you can make a huge difference for your little one (or little ones) - you cannot know how they will impact the world, but you can help them be ready when their moment comes 😉

The question, of course, becomes...

How do you do that?!

How do you raise a compassionate, creative, intelligent person willing to move mountains in their family, their community, or their world?

You start early 😉

You make intentional choices that help shape your child's habits, attitudes, and outlook. These careful, intentional choices shape your child's environment, guide your child's actions (and re-actions), and as he or she grows, influence how s/he thinks about the world. They influence how your child views problems and finds solutions.

This is really powerful - you are in a powerful place!

Listen, before we go on, I want to say something important. Many parents are scared to think this way, usually for one of two reasons:

A. They don't want to have the responsibility and the work involved in shaping a child from babyhood (even prenatally) on up to adulthood. They're happy to kind of shuffle that off to someone else. Since you're reading this, I don't think that's you.

B. They're smart, intelligent people who value personal freedom. They worry that "shaping" a child means influencing them and pressuring them to accept the parents' worldview.

Here's the truth - if your goal is to help your child become an intelligent, creative, resourceful, compassionate person who cares about others and thinks for himself or herself, you ALREADY want to impress your views and values on your child... because you value those traits and want your child to have them!

Here's the second essential truth - if you, as a mom, as a parent, do not guide your child with your values, someone else will guide them with theirs. Never believe the lies that teachers, coaches, administrators, schools, news organizations, clubs, etc. have no bias. Everybody, every organization has a bias and a worldview - and they will all impress their way of thinking on your child. That's not always a bad thing, but it's something you must always be aware of. Is that perspective and guidance going to help your child? Kids are sponges. They soak everything up and they really don't have filters. That's why they have parents - you can discern.

I hope at this point I've convinced you of the importance of intentionally guiding your child... and of doing it from the earliest of days (because it's a lot harder to go back and re-work habits and attitudes... ask me how I know!).

You're probably still asking "Okay Kristen, how do I do this?"

That's what I want to share with you, and I've created a special class to go over some important, core principles that you as a parent need to know to help meet your child's needs - and get them ready be innovators, problem solvers, and world shakers 😉

The Intentional Mama's Guide to Raising a Kid Who Cares

I have spent the past two decades studying early childhood - and getting the chance to test out my theories on my own kids. I've had the chance to see what works - and I've had the chance to say "I really wish that I'd done that differently when they were little..." Because we have 7 kids, I get the opportunity to use lessons I've discovered with my older kids to help my little ones.

The biggest thing I've realized is something I've already shared with you - you must be intentional. I'm going to cover specific areas that you should consider and shape intentionally to help bring up a resourceful and compassionate young person:

  • What it means to be a conscious, intentional parent
  • Why meeting your baby's needs is a key to helping him or her become a compassionate person
  • An overview of various "parenting styles" and how they impact the kind of person your child may become
  • What attachment parenting does right... and how to keep it from going wrong!
  • How you can use your little one's natural tendencies to shape a truly content, happy outlook on life
  • Why routine is a key to relaxed parenting... and successful kids (from tot to teen)
  • Choosing toys to foster creativity, cooperation, and innovation
  • Making order part of your child's life (hint: this will help effortlessly train your child to be a problem-solver and solution-finder)
  • How to use loving limits with your child... lovingly 😉
  • Why loving limits are vitally important for your little one
  • How to help your kid have a can-do attitude
  • The exact steps to take now (while you have a baby or toddler) to help your child find lifelong joy in helping others
  • Balancing the needs of babies and toddlers with the needs of the family (and why this balance is best for your little one)
  • Why consistency matters (plus how to stay consistent when you're really exhausted)
  • How to teach your child to respect others while being able to think for his or herself
  • The art of family discussions that teach a child to express thoughts and feelings clearly and kindly
  • What to do when you have a tantrum worse than your child's (don't worry, we've all been there)
  • How to help yourself grow into the kind of person you hope your child will be 😉

We're poised on the edge of a world that needs intelligent, innovative problem-solvers - and it needs them to come from a foundation of kindness and compassion. That baby bouncing on your knee and that toddler hanging on your leg have the potential to move mountains, to shift the destiny of the entire world - or to bring love and compassion to whatever community live in. I hope that excites you as much as it excites me!

Join me for this hour of inspiration and practical advice.  You'll have the motivation you need to give your child an amazing foundation - and the practical, step-by-step blueprint you need to make it work with your busy life 😉  Just $27 for lifetime access to the class:

P.S.  Do you think having these would help your child?

  • Creativity
  • Kindness
  • Positive Outlook
  • Tenacity
  • Ability to organize?
  • Ability to persevere?
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Able to clean up after himself / herself
  • Willing to pitch in to get a job done
  • Compassion
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Ability to forgive
  • Ability to try again after failure
  • Able to express emotions clearly without hurting others
  • Desire to help others
  • Ability to pursue a goal

Just like a good birth is not just "luck," it's not just "luck" that a person has these qualities of success.  You can intentionally help your child have each one of these... starting in babyhood and toddlerhood (plus, when you start that early, you can work on a little at a time 😉 ).  This class goes over how you can make these part of your child (and yourself!)... and do it easily while you enjoy life with your littles <3

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