Should all family activities be mandatory? Set clear expectations for when kids must be with the family and when they can be with friends.
When you see teasing and disrespect on TV and in movies, call it what it is. Talk to your kids about the language and behavior they see around them.
Ask your kids about their favorite family traditions. They’ll probably surprise you with simple moments you don’t think of as traditions.
Everyone needs a job to do. Next time you’re tempted to plow through chores on your own, grab a child as a helper and do it together.
Pick one night a week and call it family night—no sports, no activities, no dates and everybody makes it home for dinner.
Get to know your child’s friends’ parents early on. Help create a culture of trust and shared values that will be valuable in the teen years.
Siblings cheer each other on! Take the whole family to a big game or an awards ceremony. Give siblings a chance to support each other and show their pride.
No one deserves to be bullied. When talking about bullying, focus on the bully’s behavior, not the victim’s. Learn more in our webinar today at 12pm Central >>
Teach your kids to speak up when they see teasing or disrespect. Young kids can say, “That’s not okay” or “We don’t do that.”
When it comes to bullying, “Kids will be kids” sets the bar too low. Expect respect and empathy from the kids in your life at all times. Learn more in our next webinar >>
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