You have a direct role in supporting your children and facilitating positive family communication.
Tip of the Day February 7
Renegotiate rules regularly with teenagers to be sure that the rules are developmentally appropriate and consistently and fairly enforced.
Tip of the Day February 6
Spend focused, one-on-one time—even if it’s only a few minutes—with each of your children every day.
Tip of the Day February 5
Remind your children to treat others the way they wish to be treated. Acknowledge that this is especially difficult when others are being rude, disrespectful, or mean. Talk about when it’s important to stand up for yourself, and when it’s best to just walk away.
Tip of the Day February 4
If you are the parent of a young child, break new tasks and skills into small, manageable steps that he or she can master without becoming too frustrated.
Tip of the Day February 3
Each week, develop a family schedule to keep track of what everyone is doing.
Ask your child to give you a hand with a home project.
Tip of the Day January 31
If your child likes baseball, art, rap, or science, there are probably positive adults you know who share those interests. Strong connections can form when young people and adults work together on things they both really care about.
Tip of the Day January 30
Notice when a family member withdraws. Give the person space—but work to keep them connected and supported.