Talk about how you decide when to spend money and why. Teach your kids how to budget. More tips for teaching kids money management >>
Tell other parents when you see their child doing something responsible or generous. Try to find opportunities to say positive things more often than you report misbehavior.
Make your home a safe haven where young people can—and want to—hang out. More tips on how to be involved in your child’s peer relationships without being controlling >>
When life gets hard, be honest about it with your kids. The way you react to hardship teaches them a lot.
Notice when your kids pull away from you. Find out why without invading their privacy.
Consider April Fool’s Day to be a holiday to teach kids appropriate ways to pull harmless pranks, be silly, and enjoy themselves. Click here for simple tips for April Fool’s Day fun >>
Remind your kids to do their homework and to do all of it well. More tips for school success >>
Find ways to help your kids connect with your extended family: grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and others. Tips for getting relatives involved >>
Teach your kids how to make good decisions. Explain that making good decisions sometimes means changing your mind.
When your rules differ from others, point it out to your child and explain why you have the rules that you do.
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