Talk about how bad things happen to people. Every person, at some point in life, will struggle with a difficult situation. What matters is how you react and work through the difficulty.
Tip of the Day November 8
Be clear about what’s really funny and what’s not. As kids develop a sense of humor, they’ll push the boundaries. Be clear about what’s inappropriate and why.
Tip of the Day November 7
Encourage your kids to walk in another’s shoes.
Tip of the Day November 6
Whenever possible, attend school events. Ask your child to introduce you to her friends. Show that you’re interested in getting to know them.
Tip of the Day November 5
If you get the feeling that one of your child’s friends could be having a bad influence, invite the friend to spend time with you and your child together so you can have a positive influence on the relationship.
Tip of the Day November 4
Know that teaching kids responsibility takes a long time. Don’t expect sudden miracles. Continue to talk and teach about responsibility as your child grows.
Tip of the Day November 3
Give kids the chance to tell the truth. Instead of accusing, ask: Do you think it might be hard for me to believe what you just told me?
Tip of the Day November 2
Don’t expect all of your children’s learning to happen in school. Keep stretching their minds with stories, games, and activities that deepen their thinking.
Tip of the Day November 1
Your beliefs about your children’s competence affect their confidence and ability to learn.
Tip of the Day October 31
Ask your teenager if he or she wants to help hand out candy on Halloween. Some teenagers enjoy doing this, and it’s a fun way to spend time together.