Be optimistic about the future. Your attitude often will rub off on your kids.
Keep track of the whereabouts of every family member. Explain that families who care about each other know where they are.
Encourage your kids to keep track of their responsibilities by creating to-do lists.
Talk openly with your kids about how you feel about gambling, drugs, teenage sex and other tough topics. Explain your values.
Talk with your kids about the values of characters they see in movies, TV shows, or read about in books. Which values are important to your family?
Make creativity a part of everyday life. Listen to (or make) music. Do arts or crafts. Do puppet shows or dramatic storytelling.
Teach your kids about your heritage. Acquaint them with their cultural and ethnic heritage.
Ask your kids which adults they admire most and why.
Be sensitive when your kids have relationship troubles. Listen to what they’re struggling with.
Teach your kids to be open and curious about diversity and to get to know young people who are different from them.
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