ABC's of Parenting

    The ABC's of Parenting  ~ Source Unknown ~

    A - Ask your child about the school day.

    B - Begin your child's day with a nourishing breakfast.

    C - Congratulate you child for doing well.

    D - Discuss homework with your child.

    E - Encourage your child to read.

    F - Find a quiet place for your child to study.

    G - Give your child responsibility.

    H - Hug your child to build self worth.

    I - Include your child in making simple family decisions.

    J - Join a library with your child.

    K - Keep your child on a schedule that includes exercise and sleep.

    L - Limit TV viewing by selecting programs with your child.

    M - Make the time you spend with your child special.

    N - Notice and discuss changes in your child's behavior.

    O - Offer to help your child organize school papers.

    P - Provide your child with good role models.

    Q - Question the activities your child shares with friends.

    R - Respect your child's right to have opinions different than yours.

    S - Share an interest or a hobby with your child.

    T - Take time to listen to your child.

    U - Understand, take time to understand what your child tells you.

    W - Work with your child to set up rules for behavior.

    X - Xerox and save records or articles that benefit your child.

    Y - Yield results by encouraging your child to do better.

    Z - ZOOM through these ABCs again and again.