Words for Parents

A growing list of basic tips:  No referral here to the world of technology or drugs.  If you’ve got the basics, everything else will fall in place, hopefully.

If you have some “tips” of your own, please feel free to contact me and I’ll add them to the list.  Life’s too short not to share, eh?

1.  Allow your children to fail before they leave the nest; let them make their own mistakes and learn from them.

2.  It’s a heck of a lot easier to be there to assist them when they fail when they’re younger; they’re under your roof and you are close by to help.  Once out of the house and gone, the problems are bigger, they’re older, and you are not around.

3.  Give them wings to fly and the knowledge to know when their feet are not on the ground.

4.  Befriend another mother whose own child is at least one grade or two ahead of yours.

5.  Listen, listen, listen to what your child tries to tell you, not what you think you heard…..or what you want to hear.

6.  Forget the “rumors.”

7.  You don’t have to like their friends; just observe how your child is treate by them.

8.  You’re not the one going to college, they are.  You had your turn….

9.   Teach by your own examples.

10. Pray together

11.  Give them an allowance, then teach them about savings accounts.

12.  A family is a team, everyone has their duties.

13.  Pick your battles: major on the majors and minor on the minors.

14.  Control the things you can; let go of the things you can’t.

15.  When you think you’re the only one struggling, you’re not!

16.  Befriend someone you can trust.