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Model the values you want to pass on to your children. For example, do service projects together as a family. Talk about why you do it.
Let your kids know that you recognize and appreciate their talents, capabilities, and discoveries.
Give your kids space and respect their privacy when they need it.
Ask your child to imagine a hobby or activity he or she might enjoy now and as an adult. Help your child take steps to start doing it (if they’re not already).
Share stories with your kids about what life was like for you as a young person (dating, school, family, friendships, etc.). Talking about these things may show that you have an understanding of what life is like for them.
Schedule a monthly family movie night. Take turns picking films, and allow plenty of time for discussion afterward.