Parenting Techniques That Make Hilary Clinton Great…your Children need to be great too

Hillary Clinton : the 67th United States Secretary of State,the former First Lady of the United States ,and former U.S. Senator for New York didn’t just get to limelight by chance but her upbringing played a major role in her rising in life.

1—Find your guts in tough situations

Whatever her faults, never let it be said that Hillary’s grandmother didn’t have

guts. When the sky looked blackest. When the chips were all down. She had guts.

 

2—Doing two things at once is not rocket science

Dorothy, Hillary’s mother, was, in simple words, a homemaker. Her family

responsibilities and chores were numerous. They surrounded her, nearly

overwhelmed her. Many needed to be done, seemingly at once. Hillary saw her

mother as a woman of enormous energy, in perpetual motion. Making beds,

washing dishes, putting dinner on the table precisely at six o’clock. Dozens and

dozens of tasks.

Teach your children how to organize for success and focus on the

most critical goals—pushing the others aside.

There are, of course, many ways to organize. Each person’s personality reacts

differently to different methods. The particular method used is not as important as

its efficiency and dedicated use. Suggest several methods to your children. Show

them your methods and let them see you using them constantly. Then monitor that

they are, in some strict fashion, organizing and focusing.

3—Don’t tolerate waste.

It was her father. He was the hawk. “My father could not stand personal waste.

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Like so many who grew up in the Depression, his fear of poverty colored his life.”

(Clinton, 11)

Rarely did Hillary’s mother Dorothy buy new clothes. They were invariably

second-hand. New purchases required lengthy negotiations with Hugh Sr.—often

extending over a period of weeks. Both Hillary and her mother entered the

negotiations opposite her dad. Do they really, truly need that? How much does it

cost? Why does it cost so much? Can’t you buy it cheaper somewhere else? What

are you going to do with it? Will it last? They had to fight and fight hard for the

privilege of getting something new.

Nothing escaped the discussion. Buying on credit was out of the question. No

credit. Only cash purchases were allowed (“He did not believe in credit and he

ran his business on a strict pay-as-you-go policy” (Clinton, 11)).

Nothing was too small a waste to ignore.

4—Don’t give in to bullying, whether you are a child or adult

Both of Hillary’s parents exhorted her to be tough. Life was tough. She had to be

tough. It wasn’t going to be easy out in the world. Better to learn to be tough now,

rather than later. To that end, they conditioned her.

Girls in the family had to stand up for their rights. Just as boys did. No difference.

The world wasn’t going to be any easier for women than men. So women had to

learn to be tough. Tougher than men. Tougher than others. Tough enough to

withstand everything the world had to throw at them.

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5—Do all the good you can

Social responsibility. For Hillary it began in the First United Methodist Church of

Park Ridge, Illinois. She was an active member. They “opened my eyes and heart

to the needs of others and helped instill a sense of social responsibility rooted in

my faith.” (Clinton, 21) John Wesley founded the Methodist Church in England in the 1700’s. Good

works were one cornerstone of his church. His religion, his philosophy had a

simple rule:

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can,

in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can,

as long as ever you can.

 

6.Be Accepting Of Different Opinions

It’s not an easy path to follow. There will be many who will try to stand in your

way. But you can prevail. Do all the good you can.

Yes,

almost everyone in the family had a different opinion. But that didn’t prevent

those opinions from existing under the same roof. You didn’t demonize your

siblings, parents, or children for diverse thoughts. For thinking adverse to yours.

You accepted various opinions as OK. OK in a family. OK in a community. OK

in a nation.

Culled from:Wommack’s The Art Of Parenting by David R.Wommack

 

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