Teach your kids how to make good decisions. Explain that making good decisions sometimes means changing your mind.
When your rules differ from others, point it out to your child and explain why you have the rules that you do.
Notice when your kids are empathetic. Point out that you like this, and encourage their empathy to grow.
When your kids get mad, help them to calm down. Then encourage them to say what made them mad and find solutions that work for them.
Use cloth napkins instead of paper ones. Have each family member use a napkin ring that’s unique so you can use the napkins a few times between washings. More green family tips >>
Get to know the parents of your kids’ friends. Find out what you have in common.
Find youth activities that get your kids excited. Why balanced kids are happy kids >>
Reflect on the good choices you’ve made as a parent. You’re doing a lot of things right.
Attend school events with your child. Develop a sense of school pride.
Turn off the TV. Stop using the Internet so much. Spend some time as family—without technological gadgets.
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