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.
Decide which rules are negotiable and which ones are non-negotiable. Learning how to negotiate is a key skill kids need to learn.
Expect kids to make mistakes as they learn and grow. Be patient with them and keep teaching them how to act.
Sometimes when siblings fight, they’re battling for your attention. How can you give each child a bit more one-on-one time with you?
Teach your children about independence and interdependence. Talk about the things that you are confident to do by yourself and the times that you ask others for help.
Get excited about the things that bring your kids joy. Celebrate with them.
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