By: Becky Post, Guest Blogger
When I was in fifth grade, my teacher, Mr. Z, had a cruel habit of arranging my classmates’ desks according to our academic ranking. The students with the top grades sat in the first row next to the window—what Mr. Z called the “bright side” of the room.Blog Image: FiveStar Rating: 0
Set aside one or two nights each week when all family members commit to not scheduling activities outside of the home.
Make Election Day a family day by watching the polling results together and listening to what election forecasters have to say. Find a media source that you respect and pay attention to it.
Monitor your teen’s stance on responsibility. Some teenagers become overly responsible and rarely make time to relax and have fun, while others run at the mention of the word. Share your observations with your teenager, and help them to develop a more balanced life around responsibilities.
Avoid comparing your children with each other or other young people.
Remember that lessons in responsibility always start with you! If your child hears you saying one thing and then doing the opposite, your kids will be more likely to follow your example rather than follow your command.
If you have an election to vote in this coming Tuesday, take your kids with you to the polls. Most polling places enjoy having kids come, and many make them feel right at home, even though they’re not old enough to vote.
You may be noticing more e-cigarette advertisements on television, in magazine, and on the Internet.