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.
Tip of the Day August 31
Schedule a monthly family movie night. Take turns picking films, and allow plenty of time for discussion afterward.
Tip of the Day August 30
Look for opportunities—in the car, while doing chores together, or at the dinner table—to ask questions about your child’s classes and teachers.
Tip of the Day August 29
Plan and prepare a meal with one of your children. Invite your child’s friend to join you.
Tip of the Day August 28
If your child is reluctant to talk about school, try talking to her or his teacher; if there is a problem in the classroom, your child’s teacher can fill you in on the details.