React calmly and matter-of-factly when kids have meltdowns. Give them time to gain their composure. Then find out what upset them.
Introduce your kids to magazines that interest them. Check them out of the library. If they get excited about one, consider subscribing to it in their names.
Thank your kids when you see them making good choices and when they help out.
When you listen to your kids, give them your full attention. Ask questions. Learn more about their perspectives.
Encourage your child to set savings goals and achieve them. Celebrate when they do.
Place limits on the amount of time your child sits in front of screens: TV screens, computer screens, video games screens, and so on.
Be optimistic about the future. Your attitude often will rub off on your kids.
Keep track of the whereabouts of every family member. Explain that families who care about each other know where they are.
Encourage your kids to keep track of their responsibilities by creating to-do lists.
Talk openly with your kids about how you feel about gambling, drugs, teenage sex and other tough topics. Explain your values.
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