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How To Parent Like A Leader and Lead As A Parent

There are few topics that elicit as many approaches and opinions as “what makes a great leader.” Leadership is one of those characteristics that is easier to demonstrate than define.

We often equate leaders with successful athletes and professional folks; however, some of the qualities that create nurturing and sustaining leadership can also be applied to parenting.

The following infographic explores 10 prominent qualities that make great leaders, and explores how those assets can successfully map across to the leaders of the home – the parents.

How To Parent Like A Leader and Lead As A Parent

Jim Holsomback

Jim Holsomback (MA; ABT) is the director of clinical outreach for McLean Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and program director for Triad Adolescent Services, located in Lexington, Massachusetts. He has more than 20 years of experience working with adolescents and families struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders and self-injury. Jim has a vast amount of experience teaching and supporting families struggling to identify ways to establish effective family systems as well as presenting in regional and national trainings and conferences on topics such as contingency management, digital and substance dependence and supporting parents of preteens and adolescents struggling with self-harm & suicidality.

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, . (2019). How To Parent Like A Leader and Lead As A Parent. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 1, 2020, from


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