Instead of thinking only about what you can teach your kids, figure out what they’re teaching you. Adults can learn from children as well.
Know your parenting potholes, such as arguing with your kids in unproductive ways or avoiding important issues. Work to avoid falling in them.
Tell your kids you’re proud of them today. Be specific when you tell them why.
Encourage your kids to travel by reading books that take them to new places.
Find other parents to discuss the parenting issues you care about. Find ways to support each other.
Introduce your kids to new people, ideas, and places to expand their world.
Encourage your kids to ask questions about life, death, and other spiritual issues.
Place parental controls on what your kids can access through the Internet and on cable.
Tell your kids the truth—even when it isn’t easy. They don’t need to know all the details, but they need you to be honest.
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