Be low-key when you’re around kids. Kids tend to gravitate toward calm adults who listen to them.
Tip of the Day September 10
Help your child find ways to learn more about a subject that really interests her or him. For example, you might invite an animal lover to watch a documentary about a favorite animal or visit a local veterinarian.
Tip of the Day September 9
When your children are excited about something, share their excitement.
Tip of the Day September 8
Encourage your children to evaluate friends and heroes in terms of their positive or negative influence.
Tip of the Day September 7
Encourage your child to take a leadership role in your community.
Tip of the Day September 6
Connect your children with adults who have useful wisdom, such as money management skills or career advice.
Tip of the Day September 5
Model the values you want to pass on to your children. For example, do service projects together as a family. Talk about why you do it.
Tip of the Day September 4
Let your kids know that you recognize and appreciate their talents, capabilities, and discoveries.
Tip of the Day September 3
Give your kids space and respect their privacy when they need it.
Tip of the Day September 2
Ask your child to imagine a hobby or activity he or she might enjoy now and as an adult. Help your child take steps to start doing it (if they’re not already).