Learn the rules your child’s school has. Create consistent rules between home and school.
Tip of the Day January 6
Find a mentor for each one of your kids. A mentor could be a coach, a music instructor, a teacher, a neighbor, or someone at your work. You can also find mentors through formal mentoring programs.
Tip of the Day January 5
Follow through on the consequences you have set for your children. Giving in or letting your child talk you out of enforcing your rules reduces your credibility as a parent, and your child may grow up thinking that boundaries aren’t important.
Find out what your child looks forward to the most about getting older.
Tip of the Day January 2
We are not meant to raise children without some help. Help your children connect with other positive adults who can mentor them and assist them as they grow up.
Tip of the Day January 1
Ask your kids about their hopes and dreams for the new year. If they are reluctant to talk, ask open-ended questions, such as “Is there anything you’d like to change about the coming year?” or “What’s one thing you’re looking forward to this year?”
Tip of the Day December 31
Celebrate Make Up Your Mind Day (December 31) by inviting everyone in your family to talk about one decision they want and need to make. If appropriate, encourage all to make those decisions today.
Tip of the Day December 30
Invite your family into a “safe” zone at home to talk about any ongoing issue troubling you or your children (such as a disagreement or power struggle). Agree to all try your best to speak kindly and respectfully and to really listen to each other.