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.
Follow three key steps to teach your child something new. 1. Show your child how to do it. 2. Do it together. 3. Watch your child do it by him- or herself.
When making family decisions, factor in your faith and your family values.
As your kids get older, occasionally have each of your kids include a friend for your family times. Have fun together.
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