When you feel overwhelmed by the role you play as a parent, remember that you’re not alone in raising your children—they need other caring adults and relatives, too.
Teach your kids that everybody has personal values, even though others’ may be different from their own.
At your next family meal, go around the table, each sharing one challenge and one accomplishment of pride.
Teach your kids to tackle each day, and each problem, one at a time.
Encourage your children to take one small step toward changing something they’d like to do differently.
With your kids, learn some relaxation techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, or stretching.
Help your children think of their “failures” as learning experiences.
Pay attention to what you say, and how you say it, about people, the world, ideas, and so on. Your kids are learning from you.
Talk with your kids about the sounds you and they associate with different times and places. Remind them to listen for sounds on walks, in buildings, on trips.
Give your children the best foundation possible so they’re better equipped to take their own path.
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