When you get upset with your kids, stop and take deep breaths. Calm down before you decide what to do next.
Help your child succeed in school by attending parent-teacher conferences and school events.
Ask your child what he or she believes in most. Find out why.
With your child, identify the adults he or she enjoys being with. Then find ways to support these friendships >>
Practice ways your child can resist negative peer pressure. Here are some things for you to try >>
Find out what gets your child excited to jump out of bed in the morning. Start some “spark conversations” with your child >>
Set clear rules for how you want your child to act. Then have clear consequences when those rules are violated.