Emphasize the importance of lifelong learning and not just grades and graduation.
Help your kids identify adults they can go to if they need help. You can’t be with them every hour of the day.
Decide which rules are negotiable and which ones are non-negotiable. Learning how to negotiate is a key skill kids need to learn.
Expect kids to make mistakes as they learn and grow. Be patient with them and keep teaching them how to act.
Sometimes when siblings fight, they’re battling for your attention. How can you give each child a bit more one-on-one time with you?
Teach your children about independence and interdependence. Talk about the things that you are confident to do by yourself and the times that you ask others for help.
Get excited about the things that bring your kids joy. Celebrate with them.
Trust your kids to do the right thing. When they don’t, show them a better way.
The end of the school year is often full of activities that need adult volunteers. Help out at your child’s school by chaperoning field trips or assisting with events.
Talk honestly about what to do when relationships get difficult. Kids want to learn how to have good relationships.
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