Parenting tips

Take some time everyday to talk to your children!


Take some time everyday to talk to your children and learn about their day. Whether it’d be on the way to school, on the way home, or the ten-minutes before your child fall asleep. Start with open questions and encourage silly answers: “Tell me something good that happened today.” “Tell me something that made you laugh today.” “If you got to be a grandma/teacher tomorrow, what would you do?” “Tell me about three different times you used your pencil today.” Make it fun and imaginative; avoid turning it into a lecture.

Try letting your child make their own decisions


Give them a choice of 2-3, but no more than 5! Kids tend to panic and cry when overwhelmed with choices. Make it easy for them by pre-selecting possible options and ask them to choose one. Follow-up on what this choice means. This allows your child to experience the entire process: from making the decision to experiencing the consequences. They will get better and better at it with practice.