Ask your children where they see themselves in three years—and remember to ask them again next year!
Tip of the Day March 8
There is a big difference between positive discipline and negative punishment. In the next few days talk with your kids about what you expect from them, and make sure you talk to them each time expectations change.
Tip of the Day March 7
No matter what their ages, your kids want to know that you notice their accomplishments and are excited with them. Today, make sure you acknowledge at least one cool thing your child says, does, or experiences.
Tip of the Day March 6
When you hear your children arguing, talk to them about the value of compromise and finding win-win solutions. If it helps, use examples from favorite movies, books, or TV shows.
Tip of the Day March 5
Make a list of five reasons that your kids are lucky to be part of your family. Don’t show it to them; just keep it as a reminder for a day when you need a little boost in your confidence.
Tip of the Day March 4
Find one small way that you and your child can reach out to make a difference in someone else’s life.
Tip of the Day March 3
Model for your children hard work, a good attitude, and respect for others. Avoid bad-mouthing coworkers, sports teams or players, and others with whom you compare yourself or compete.