Find out what gets your child excited to jump out of bed in the morning. Start some “spark conversations” with your child >>
Set clear rules for how you want your child to act. Then have clear consequences when those rules are violated.
Attend a cultural event as a family. Become more familiar with people of different backgrounds. Get more tips for teaching kids to value diversity >>
Talk about why spirituality matters to your family or families that you know.
Ask your child about his or her day. Find out the worst thing that happened and the best.
Curl up with your child and a good book today. Or share one of your favorite books with your teenager.
Be spontaneous! Do something different as a family. Use our Family Activity Generator to find ideas >>
Talk to your kids about why they should not use alcohol, smoke, or use drugs—don’t assume they already know why.
Regard each child as a unique and creative individual, avoiding verbal comparisons to their siblings and peers, such as “When your brother was your age…” or “Your friend never does that.”
Respect your teenager’s privacy, but take interest in his or her friends and activities.
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