Welcome your kids’ friends to your home so that they enjoy coming over.
See life from your kids’ perspective. What can you do that would be helpful for them?
Expect the best from your kids. Have high expectations that are realistic and stimulating to them.
Keep an eye on your kids’ study habits. Many like to rush through their homework and school projects. Others dawdle or procrastinate. Help them to develop strong study skills.
Role-play ways your kids can say no to negative peer pressure and yes to positive peer pressure.
When kids get single minded, help them to see more options.
Don’t let cute behavior or your kids’ impish grins make you back down on boundaries. Be firm.
Ask your kids how they feel about school. What do they enjoy most? Who do they like being with?
Support your school’s fundraisers whenever you can.
Create an easy-to-reach shelf and refrigerator space for healthy snacks that kids can easily access.
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