Teach your children to balance their time so they gradually learn how to avoid getting too busy or too bored. For example, you could show a child how to use a calendar or planner to keep track of activities.
You have a direct role in supporting your children and facilitating positive family communication.
Renegotiate rules regularly with teenagers to be sure that the rules are developmentally appropriate and consistently and fairly enforced.
Spend focused, one-on-one time—even if it’s only a few minutes—with each of your children every day.
Remind your children to treat others the way they wish to be treated. Acknowledge that this is especially difficult when others are being rude, disrespectful, or mean. Talk about when it’s important to stand up for yourself, and when it’s best to just walk away.
By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger
Editor's Note: In this blog—part one of a two-part series—we examine why and how families can prevent racism and discrimination, and offer some talking tips for parents to use with their children.Blog Image: FiveStar Rating: 0
If you are the parent of a young child, break new tasks and skills into small, manageable steps that he or she can master without becoming too frustrated.
Each week, develop a family schedule to keep track of what everyone is doing.