Parent with your spouse or partner. Create a united front so that kids know what to expect (instead of who to play against whom).
Tell your kids you’re proud of them today. Be specific when you tell them why.
Keep up with the current issues that parents face today. It’s better to be aware of issues and talk about them with your kids—before they possibly affect your family.
Encourage your kids to travel by reading books that take them to new places.
Encourage your kids to develop good health habits, such as brushing their teeth, using deodorant, and wearing clean clothes.
When disaster or tragedy strikes, respond positively as a family. Volunteer. Donate money. Help out in some way.
Place parental controls on what your kids can access through the Internet and on cable.
Talk honestly about what to do when relationships get difficult. Kids want to learn how to have good relationships.
Encourage your kids to ask questions about life, death, and other spiritual issues.
Listen more to your kids and talk less.
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