Your kids will have dreams that will seem odd or foreign to you. Don’t dismiss them. Instead, support your children’s efforts to explore new frontiers.
Today’s world is fast-paced. Teach your kids by example that sometimes slow and steady actually does win the race.
Take a walk this week with a family member and see where the conversations go.
Let your kids see you get excited about something.
Ask your kids to tell you what they most want from you—not material goods, but in terms of support.
As a family, make a list of goals or a vision statement for how you want to be.
Do something this week to help out another parent.
Young people are changing much more rapidly than their parents. Remember this and know that it will cause growing pains that will eventually change as well.
Talk with your child about their own personal power and how they can be a positive influence on their friends, their classroom, their family members.
Scouts and other youth groups are great places for young people to build strong, supportive relationships. Explore youth group opportunities.
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