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Notice when your kids are empathetic. Point out that you like this, and encourage their empathy to grow.
By: Kimberly Owens, Guest Blogger
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than nine people are killed each day due to accidents caused by distracted driving, along with more than 1,000 others injured by simply not paying attention to the road.Blog Image: FiveStar Rating: 0
When your kids get mad, help them to calm down. Then encourage them to say what made them mad and find solutions that work for them.
Use cloth napkins instead of paper ones. Have each family member use a napkin ring that’s unique so you can use the napkins a few times between washings. More green family tips >>
Get to know the parents of your kids’ friends. Find out what you have in common.
Find youth activities that get your kids excited. Why balanced kids are happy kids >>
Reflect on the good choices you’ve made as a parent. You’re doing a lot of things right.
By: Samantha MacDonald, Web & Social Media Specialist, ParentFurther
Did you know that March is National Talk to Your Teen about Sex Month? It is easier to talk to your kids about sex as they grow older if you consistently make conversations about healthy sexuality a regular part of your relationship.Blog Image: FiveStar Rating: 0
Attend school events with your child. Develop a sense of school pride.
Turn off the TV. Stop using the Internet so much. Spend some time as family—without technological gadgets.
Listen to your kids and help them develop into who they’re meant to be.
Self-care is important! Find someone to care for your kids from time to time so that you can take a break to do something for yourself.
Stay in touch with extended family members. Find ways to connect even if someone is far away.
If you work outside the home, put up family photos and artwork that your kids make in your office.
Monitor what your kids are watching on TV and online. Discuss what they’re viewing.
When you get upset with your kids, stop and take deep breaths. Calm down before you decide what to do next.
Help your child succeed in school by attending parent-teacher conferences and school events.
Ask your child what he or she believes in most. Find out why.
With your child, identify the adults he or she enjoys being with. Then find ways to support these friendships >>
Practice ways your child can resist negative peer pressure. Here are some things for you to try >>