Teaching kids the value of hard work

Shamsah Amersi, MD OBGYN & Mother, shares advice for parents on how to teach your children the power of hard work in order to help them reach their potential
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Teaching kids the value of hard work

The most important thing for me to teach my child is the power of hard work. He does not get praised for simply showing up and being present. He has to work hard and put in his full effort. It starts with things that he may not be interested in doing, like swimming, learning to ride a bike, playing the piano. This requires hard work and requires trying something that you might not want to do and putting in your best effort. If he turns in artwork to me that's scribbles, I don't praise him and lavish him with accolades how amazing it is. I tell him, "You need to work on this and put in your best effort." He's learned that with the value of hard work, you have results that are amazing and experiences that can carry you far in life. He's also going to learn the rewards of hard work when he gets a puppy soon. It is hard work, just like having a child, but the benefits are really worth it just as long as you put in your best effort.

Shamsah Amersi, MD OBGYN & Mother, shares advice for parents on how to teach your children the power of hard work in order to help them reach their potential


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Shamsah Amersi, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Shamsah Amersi, MD is a preeminent Board Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from UCLA, where she graduated summa cum laude, with Phi Beta Kappa membership. At the prestigious, UC San Francisco medical school, Dr. Amersi graduated with top honors, and was recognized as a distinguished member of alpha omega alpha, an honor society for the top 5% of all medical doctors.

Dr. Amersi has received numerous professional and academic awards, including the University of California Distinguished Scholar Award for four consecutive years, an endowed merit scholarship, and the UCLA Alumni Association Achievement Award for four consecutive years. Through her private practice in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Amersi is the personal physician to several Hollywood A-list celebrities. Dr. Amersi has been in private practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist for over ten years. She specializes in natural child birth, offers VBACs to her patients, and focuses on natural conservative treatment options, minimally invasive surgery, and bioidentical hormone replacement. Her favorite part of her job is delivering babies and sharing this intimate journey with her patients. She provides comprehensive compassionate care for all phases of a woman's life from adolescence through menopause.  Her special interest in female sexuality, libido and the effects of childbirth on pelvic prolapse has led to Dr. Amersi's renowned expertise in these fields. She performs both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for pelvic prolapse and vaginal relaxation.


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