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Know your parenting potholes, such as arguing with your kids in unproductive ways or avoiding important issues. Work to avoid falling in them.
Tell your kids you’re proud of them today. Be specific when you tell them why.
Keep up with the current issues that parents face today. It’s better to be aware of issues and talk about them with your kids—before they possibly affect your family.
Set aside daily study and/or reading time for everyone in the family. Turn off the television and your phones at this time.
If you want to change a number of your child’s behaviors, focus on only one at a time. You’re more likely to succeed that way.
Find other parents to discuss the parenting issues you care about. Find ways to support each other.
Cheer your children on as they try to master new skills. Comfort and guide them when they become frustrated.
Emphasize the importance of lifelong learning and not just grades and graduation.
Help your kids identify adults they can go to if they need help. You can’t be with them every hour of the day.
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