When setbacks happen, show your kids that they’re only temporary and that they can do things to make the situation better.
Remember that mistakes are part of living and growing.
Listen to and guide your children as they sort through their values. Use examples and questions to help them explore topics such as honesty or equality.
Expose your kids to a wide range of activities and subjects so they can discover what interests them.
Avoid being the only parent in your kids’ lives. Find other adults who can help your kids grow up well.
Be firm about rules and limitations that keep kids safe. Discuss the reasons why you are not willing to negotiate certain rules.