Role-play scenarios with your children where sticky, uncomfortable situations may arise and train them to rise above them. Ask questions such as: “What would you say if your best friend offered you a cigarette?” “What would you say if a member of your circle of friends said you were un-cool?” Remember, role playing is an integral part in helping your child to avoid smoking. These types of rehearsals can mentally prepare your child for real-life situations.
Make a list of categories for your expenses. You can do this on paper, or on a computer spreadsheet. Be prepared for a long list and use the information you gathered when you tracked your spending. Typical categories include rent/mortgage, gas, electric, water, TV, internet, pool care, trash removal, groceries, eating out, entertainment, club dues, child care, gasoline, hair care, and medical, but the list is endless. You can find templates on the internet, but you should customize it for your situation.
Resist Comparisons and Offer Empathy. Don’t you ever compare him with other child or even with their siblings it will be the cause of having bad image with themselves or having self-pity. Let you appreciate him for what he was and what he had. This can help your child learn that we all have strengths and weaknesses, and they don’t have to be perfect to feel good about themselves.
Don’t forget to let your child help. Allowing children to help makes them feel as if it’s truly their own personal classroom. By having your classroom set up and organized before classes begin, you can spend more time on the lessons.
If children seem to follow the parent’s rules such as; following curfew, and hanging out only at places you approve of, and only hanging out with who you approve of etc. then allowing room for a bit if extra freedom should be reasonable.
Before deciding to spy on your kids, it is best to talk to them to get an understanding of what is going on in their lives. Ask questions about friends, after school activities and about their possible love interests and see if you can get answers. Many children become secretive when they feel as though they are too restrained. If parents can allow their children a bit of freedom to hang out with friends and not nag over every detail then children might not rebel as much. When parents give their children a bit of space they learn to trust their parent.
Both schools have a fall “carnival.” School One receives parent donations for gifts, candy, and cakes for the cakewalk. Parents buy multiple strings of tickets for the children to spend. Extra cakes left from the cakewalk at the end of carnival are auctioned off – none sell for less than one hundred dollars (0.00). Money earned buys more library books.