Make it a family practice to count to at least 10 whenever you feel like shouting or using angry, hurtful words.
Hug each member of your family at least once today.
Spend time at home each week, as a family.
Encourage empathy in your children by engaging them in service to the community among people who have less than they do.
Give each child one new job or responsibility and then keep tabs on how they are doing in order to help them learn to do it well.
Don’t expect perfection from yourself, your parenting partner, or your kids.
Make it a policy to never speak poorly of others in your home.
Rather than jumping to a yes or no when posed a dilemma or request by your children, be okay with saying “I need to think about that, so I will answer you later.”
The next time one of your kids lashes out at you, don’t lash back. Say that the matter can be discussed later, when everyone has calmed.
Always affirm your kids’ value and worth, especially when they goof up or don’t achieve a goal they’ve pursued.
Get our Parenting Tip of the Day delivered directly to your inbox. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Enter your e-mail address:
Delivered by FeedBurner