Teach your kids that the world revolves around all people—not just them.
Insist that your kids wear warm clothes outside in cold weather.
When you tell your child the rules, explain why. Kids are more likely to follow the rules when they make sense to them.
When you drop off your child at a friend’s house, stop in and say hello to the parents. Get to know the parents.
Set time limits for doing electronics so that kids can get physical activity. (If they don’t want to move, then they’re done with electronics for the day.)
Consider attending a religious community to introduce your kids to people of many ages and to teach them positive values.
Be sensitive to the changing needs of your child as he or she grows up.
Learn more about your ancestors. Find out their stories of how they valued families and children.
Encourage your kids to get to know their cousins.
When your kids start making a lot of noise, think of it as a your family’s unique symphony before you tell them to quiet down.
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