Raising my 2 little girls, I am always scrounging around for some great parenting tips. Here are 4 tips I read this morning that make so much sense!!
"Parenting is not a call to be perfect - just to be real."
1) Learn together: intentionally look for things you can do together - read the books they love, watch movies you can both enjoy ... in essence, take notice of the things that interest them and find ways to share their interests.
2) Listen, listen ... LISTEN: Before you tell your child what to do or get angry with him/her, ask them to help you understand what makes them behave that way.
3) Live out your values: Modelling is the best teacher of all. You opinion about your child does matter to him/her.
4) Love unconditionally and tell your child so, even if you don't like the way your child is acting or the choices he's making. Make your home - and you - a safe place.
(taken from the book "Questions kids ask about sex: honest answers for every age")