The little actions you take every day add up, helping kids grow to be confident and responsible.
Remind your child that it’s okay to fail sometimes. Failure is an opportunity to learn about oneself and succeed in the future.
Include holiday giving (such as giving money to charity) as part of your holiday spending. See which organizations your kids want to support.
Respect your child’s time. When you commit to something, follow through or let your child know why you can’t.
Make holiday celebrations about being with friends and family, rather than focused on gift giving.
Ask your child to write a list of her or his skills and talents. Then you write down additional strengths that your child didn’t recognize.
Model responsible behavior. If you do things that are off limits in front of a child, be ready to give a reason that is not hypocritical.
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