By: Dr. Gene Roehlkepartain
Setting expectations for our kids is an ongoing challenge for parents. On the one hand, it’s easy to communicate what we expect. Yet that doesn't necessarily go far enough.Blog Image: FiveStar Rating: 0
Teach children to be responsible for their own behavior and to be considerate of others.
Be firm and fair, taking care not to overreact when rules are broken. Keep in mind that appropriate, consistent consequences will teach your child to accept responsibility for her or his actions, while harsh punishment will most likely cause resentment.
Encourage your kids to forgive others. Yes, they can still stand up for themselves, but a generous spirit is a forgiving spirit.
Remember your goal and purpose: you want to raise a child who succeeds in life. Knowing where you’re headed often helps you deal with the day-to-day routine.
Help your children find inspirational, positive role models.