As your kids get older, occasionally have each of your kids include a friend for your family times. Have fun together.
Encourage your kids to take speedy showers. See if they can get clean in 5 minutes or less.
Show your confidence in your kids’ abilities. They like to know that you trust and believe in them.
Ask your kids what they collect and why. Enjoy their enthusiasm for their collections.
Welcome your kids’ friends to your home so that they enjoy coming over.
See life from your kids’ perspective. What can you do that would be helpful for them?
Expect the best from your kids. Have high expectations that are realistic and stimulating to them.
Keep an eye on your kids’ study habits. Many like to rush through their homework and school projects. Others dawdle or procrastinate. Help them to develop strong study skills.
Role-play ways your kids can say no to negative peer pressure and yes to positive peer pressure.
When kids get single minded, help them to see more options.
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