The next time your child has a problem or concern that seems overwhelming, help make a plan for dealing with it. Include small steps and estimates of how long each might take. Remind your child that each step is leading to a good end result.
Tip of the Day, Nov. 11
Be intentional about focusing more on the things you do with your children and less on the things you have.
Tip of the Day, Nov. 10
It’s important to sometimes “escape” your responsibilities. Find a time soon to indulge in time alone or with your partner. It will refresh you so your time with your children is more rewarding.
Tip of the Day, Nov. 9
Instead of being frustrated because your child has a trait you don’t have, remind yourself that the characteristic is special and unique—just like your child.
Tip of the Day, Nov. 6
Write down five things you liked about how your parents raised you, and five things you’d like to do differently. Rip up the first list, and keep the second one in a special place.
Tip of the Day, Nov. 5
As a family, talk about how you hope your lives will be in six months, a year, five years, ten years. This helps teach your child that a vision is the first step of a plan.
Tip of the Day, Oct. 4
Your child has a beginner’s mind for many tasks and situations. Try to let them find their own approach to each, rather than dictating the “right way.”
Tip of the Day, Nov. 3
Go along with one of the big dreams your kids have. You never know what might happen . . .
Tip of the Day, Nov. 2
Play lovely music at your next family meal.
Tip of the Day, Oct. 30
When you make a mistake or mess something up, talk to your kids about it. Let them know that everybody makes mistakes sometimes, and what’s important is how you deal with the consequences.