As with life partnerships, most parents feel immature and ill-prepared at times. Know, though, that just as your child is maturing, so are you, and all you can give is your best shot.
Let your kids be bored sometimes so they learn to entertain themselves.
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.
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