CEOs In Training: How To Set Your Kids Up for Success

CEOs In Training: How To Set Your Kids Up for Success

LinkedIn | Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of Hint Water

Someone asked me what it is to be a working mom. The said they imagined it as going home from the office, cooking, and picking up the dirty underwear. That could be one reality. But it isn’t mine. I am a hard-working mom, a CEO, a wife, and a mother of four. For me, family is team. I realized this is less about parenting than an early business lesson. Parents can support their kids by being open to partnership—and that can set kids up for lifelong success. Here’s what I mean:Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 12.53.01 PM

Yesterday, I was out with two of my kids. My 15-year-old was at home with my 9-year-old. She called me and said ‘Mom, Justin got sick. He threw up. He was eating some yogurt that was super sweet…and he just got sick.’ I asked her, ‘What did you do?’ She said she sat him down, had him sip water slowly, and cleaned up the mess as best she could. My initial reaction as a parent was “Omg! I don’t want her dealing with that.” And then I recognized that she’d done roughly everything I would have done. Was it perfect? No. But she knew what to do. Continue Reading…

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