Encourage your children to take one small step toward changing something they’d like to do differently.
Tip of the Day April 3
Using cash when shopping with young kids helps make the concept of money more concrete. Talk about how money is used and even let them count out the bills and the change for the clerk.
Tip of the Day April 2
Ask your children what they think is special and unique about themselves. And then tell them what you think.
Tip of the Day April 1
Children will always challenge limits. Talk about why you set rules on movies, games, and curfews. To help with compliance, share your expectations with the parents of their friends.
Tip of the Day March 31
Kids of all ages need to experience their own authority and influence. When “choosing your battles,” keep in mind that being a little flexible here and there is a good thing.
Tip of the Day March 30
Children actually listen to their parents. Start conversations about sex early so they are not seen as a “big deal.” Libraries and bookstores are great places to get accurate information.
Tip of the Day March 29
Write down five things you liked about how your parents raised you, and five things you’d like to do differently. Keep both lists in a special place.
Tip of the Day March 28
The next time you feel like you’re struggling a bit with your parenting, remember that everyone has ups and downs and worries about the future, but it’s what’s in your heart—what you believe about yourself and your family—that matters most to your kids.
Tip of the Day March 27
When you make a mistake or mess something up, talk to your kids about it. Let them know that everybody makes mistakes sometimes, and what’s important is how you deal with the consequences.
Tip of the Day March 26
Be intentional about focusing more on the things you do with your children and less on the things you have.