Set aside time on a regular basis for your family to clean up your home. Encourage everyone to pitch in.
Trust your kids to do the right thing. When they don’t, show them a better way.
Tackle problems with your kids when they’re small. They’re easier to solve then.
Help kids learn how to balance their schedules so they’re not overbooking or under booking how they spend their time.
Maintain a warm, caring relationship with your kids even when they frustrate you.
When you take your kids shopping, be clear about the budget and what you will and will not buy. Otherwise, it’s easy for kids to pressure you to buy on impulse.
Get your child a library card in her or her name. Go the library often and check out books.
Give kids an allowance so they can learn how to manage money while they’re still young and you can influence their choices.
Do something unusual to make family mealtimes more fun. Have a picnic on the floor in your living room.
Help your kids get organized in their rooms and at school. Find organizational tools that they’ll use.
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