hoydenlala is getting a clue.
A. Be a good friend by being there.
B. Never be too busy for loved ones. The more you put into relationships, the more you get out of them. Willingly repay the people who love you with time. Remember that one day, the people you love will not be here. Make the time today for them.
C. Let your kids make their own mistakes so they can learn important lessons about life early on and be able to bounce back. Don’t restrict their freedom in this way. Be there to help them recover. Be there to ask leading questions too so that they can think through their decisions and actions.
D. Respect and forgive your parents. They did the best they could, even if it was not good enough for you. Rise above your upbringing by being good to your parents.
E. Give your kids a break. Support and encourage them because it’s hard for kids in this world. They lack many rights. Give them positive reinforcement so they can believe in themselves. By constantly saying “no” kids can end up lacking confidence and self-esteem. Give them the resources to achieve their dreams. It is not your job to limit their dreams.
F. Never lend money or things, unless you are prepared to write off the money or relationship. Don’t give out things that you are attached to.
G. You can’t change a bad child, but you can change bad behavior.
H. Be cheerful around the people you love. It can be a simple change of heart for yourself and others.
I. Give your kids responsibilities. As they get older, give them more and with guidance. It will be messy at first, then different than how you do it, then they will master it.
J. Your children’s rebellion is necessary for them to be able to leave home and then return later. HOlding them back produces resentment. Taking it personally fosters guilt.
K. Accept that it is a good thing that your kid is hanging out with someone you don’t like because it’s a way to test our tolerance. It shows that we are raising them with less prejudice.
L. Be helpful, kind, patient, and courteous to your parents. Treat them well, pay attention, take them seriously.
M. Give your children the best of everything you can.