Create a shopping list before you go into a store. Explain to your kids that making a list (and sticking with it) helps you budget your money well.
Ask your child how he or she spends time during recess and lunch.
Learn more about media ratings so that you can teach your kids about them.
Help your kids understand the needs of each family member. Some go to sleep earlier than others (and need some quiet). Others need to be more physically active.
Be honest if you have a bad habit. Then show your kids how to develop healthy habits.
Involve your kids in family decisions so that they’re more apt to buy into them.
Instead of buying gifts for birthdays and holidays, make gifts with your kids.
Give your kids practice at public speaking. Have them read a book aloud or have them learn about a subject and then stand up in front of your family and talk about it.
Be careful that your worries don’t become your kids’. If you’re often fretting about your weight, guess who may also start to worry about that?
Display your favorite photos of your kids. Then take out the camera and snap some more.
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