The little actions you take every day add up, helping kids grow to be confident and responsible.
Don’t let anyone in your family (including you) watch too much television. Encourage your children to spend their time doing interesting and meaningful activities—some with you, some with their friends, some by themselves.
If you tell your child there will be a specific consequence for a certain behavior, be prepared to follow through. Empty threats will teach your child that you “don’t really mean it” when you set boundaries.
Tip of the Day September 15
Help your child set daily homework goals and suggest a comfortable location where studying will be easier.
Tip of the Day September 14
Involve your children in decisions about family spiritual activities.
Tip of the Day September 13
Make sure your child isn’t over- or under-scheduled. Your child also needs downtime at home, as well as time with you.
Tip of the Day September 12
Help your kids to set healthy boundaries so that when someone pressures them to do something against their values and beliefs, they’re more likely to say no.