Teach your children how to care for special things—such as toys, books, or plants—by themselves.
Emphasize participation in sports and activities more than competition.
Be honest when you lose your temper. All parents do sometimes. It’s good for kids to see that adults aren’t always perfect.
Know that teaching a child to resolve conflicts peacefully takes a long time. Kids need to practice, and they need to practice often. Keep reminding them what to do when they’re upset and want to fight.
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.
Look for fun moments! Many experts emphasize finding “teachable moments,” but don’t overlook the fun ones in the process.
Talk about how bad things happen to people. Every person, at some point in life, will struggle with a difficult situation. What matters is how you react and work through the difficulty.
Be clear about what’s really funny and what’s not. As kids develop a sense of humor, they’ll push the boundaries. Be clear about what’s inappropriate and why.