Maintain a positive attitude about education. Don’t reinforce negative attitudes about the value of education by asking questions such as, “Won’t you be glad when school is out?”
Give children opportunities to plan and to lead some family activities.
Thank a teacher, principal, custodian, substitute, or other school staff person for her or his efforts.
Ask your children to read to you as they learn to read. Show them that you are excited about their reading.
Teach your children how to care for special things, such as toys, books, or plants, by themselves.
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Ask your parenting partner what you can do to ease her or his stress level.
Continue to show affection to your teenage children by spending time with them—even if you’re not doing or talking about anything special.
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Start a conversation with your family about communication. Do you all speak positively to each other? Do you trust each other and talk openly? What can you do to improve communication?
Actively honor Veteran’s Day with your family by attending a parade, making cards for veterans, or hanging the flag. Discuss why you recognize the holiday with your kids.
When you and your child disagree, do or say something to show that you still care.
While schoolwork and other commitments need to be a priority, help your teen make time to enjoy their sparks. Model this by finding time to pursue your spark as well.
Don’t expect all of your children’s learning to happen in school. Keep stretching their minds with stories, games, and activities that deepen their thinking.
Talk with your children about the values you see portrayed on television, in movies, and in other media.