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Ways to Make a Lasting Parenting Impression

 

Parenting is a tough job.  Don't let the daily grind keep you from seeing the big picture.  The attention, patience, time, love and good role-modeling you give as a parent today will make a positive and lasting impression on your child tomorrow.

  • Use discipline not as punishment but so your child learns self-discipline later.
  • Let your child make age-appropriate choices with your guidance.
  • Be a good role model to help teach your child good character and values.
  • Humor helps throughout life.  Allow yourselves to laugh at the little things.
  • Teach good friendship skills and peaceful ways to resolve conflict.
  • Allow your child to learn from mistakes, imperfection and disappointment.
  • Be a coach, not a critic.  This helps your child develop a positive inner voice.
  • Tell and show your child often that you love and accept them for who they are.
  • Teach your child skills and tools to effectively manage their emotions.
  • Keep family traditions and create positive memories with your child.
  • Follow a daily routine to help your child feel more secure and organized.
  • Show interest in your child's education and activities at every age.