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Tip of the Day January 20

Fri, 2015-01-30 08:34

While your values and rules are important, giving your kids the room to develop and express their ideas will not only build their confidence, but will make them less susceptible to peer pressure and undue influence.

Tip of the Day January 19

Thu, 2015-01-29 08:34

When misbehavior happens, emphasize the right way to act. Once kids know right from wrong and choose wrong, then it is appropriate to discipline them.

Tip of the Day January 17

Wed, 2015-01-28 08:35

Eat dinner together as often as possible. Try sharing one good and one difficult thing from each person’s day.

Tip of the Day January 16

Tue, 2015-01-27 08:33

Value actions as well as words. Listen to what you teen tells you, and pay close attention to what he does as well as with whom he does it.

Tip of the Day January 15

Mon, 2015-01-26 08:31

Parenting is too much to do alone. Lean on family and friends. Ask others to be a positive force in your child’s life, help enforce boundaries as well as do fun things together with your child.

Tip of the Day January 14

Sun, 2015-01-25 08:33

Think before you speak. Try never to make offhand negative comments (“You’re so lazy!”) as they can have long-term effects on your child’s self image.

Tip of the Day January 13

Sat, 2015-01-24 08:32

When behaviors drive you crazy, give yourself grace. Seek out the wisdom of other parents you admire, try new strategies, and remember you weren’t born knowing how to parent.

Tip of the Day January 12

Fri, 2015-01-23 08:33

Express an interest in your child’s friends and social life. Having the people outside of family who are important to them acknowledged will remind your kids that they are important to you.

Tip of the Day January 11

Thu, 2015-01-22 08:34

Don’t give false praise. Be authentic, but kind. Kids can tell when adults are being fake or insincere.

Tip of the Day January 10

Wed, 2015-01-21 08:31

Surround yourself with families you admire. Learn what you want and don’t want to do. Be intentional with the choices you make in managing your family.

Tip of the Day January 9

Tue, 2015-01-20 08:34

Angry? Frustrated with your child? Try lowering your voice – speak quietly and slowly and in a quiet place. Lowering your temperature will help lower theirs.

Tip of the Day January 18

Mon, 2015-01-19 08:33

Without pushing or pressuring them, help your kids master something they find challenging. Encourage them and praise them for their effort.

Tip of the Day January 8

Sat, 2015-01-17 08:31

Limit tech time. Look for ways to get your kids involved in activities that are physical, creative and interactive.

Tip of the Day January 7

Fri, 2015-01-16 08:31

Listen. Don’t judge! If your child feels comfortable coming to you with problems, you can help her solve problems and make decisions that she may not be mature enough to make on her own.

Tip of the Day January 6

Thu, 2015-01-15 08:31

Capture in words and photos the moments of your life with your child. Record them, keep them, and share them at the end of the year.

Tip of the Day January 5

Wed, 2015-01-14 08:31

Try new activities to help your child step outside of his or her comfort zone. For example: Conquer a fear of heights with indoor rock climbing.

Tip of the Day January 4

Tue, 2015-01-13 08:30

Empower your child! Listen to his or her ideas and provide appropriate opportunities for your child to participate in decision-making.

Tip of the Day January 3

Mon, 2015-01-12 08:31

Together, create a list of your family’s favorite healthy snacks and meals. Work to integrate these into your regular eating habits to stay healthy.

Tip of the Day January 2

Sun, 2015-01-11 08:33

Set high, but realistic expectations. Make sure you set goals that help your kids reach their personal best.

Tip of the Day January 1

Sat, 2015-01-10 08:30

For New Year’s, have a family gathering and go around the group, letting each person share one favorite memory from the past year and one struggle he or she overcame. Go around the circle again and let everyone share one goal for the new year.