Keep up with the current issues that parents face today. It’s better to be aware of issues and talk about them with your kids—before they possibly affect your family.
Set aside daily study and/or reading time for everyone in the family. Turn off the television and your phones at this time.
If you want to change a number of your child’s behaviors, focus on only one at a time. You’re more likely to succeed that way.
Find other parents to discuss the parenting issues you care about. Find ways to support each other.
Cheer your children on as they try to master new skills. Comfort and guide them when they become frustrated.
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?
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