Harvard Psychologists Reveal: Parents Who Raise “Good” Kids Do These 5 Things

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1. Spending Quality Time with Your Children
 Devote some time of your day to play their favorite games with them;
 Read them a bedtime story
 Ask them questions about their day, include questions like: “What was the best part of your day? The hardest part? What’s something nice someone did for you today? What’s something nice you did? What’s something you learned today—in school or outside of school?”
2. Let your Kids see a strong moral role model and mentor in you!
 Admit your mistakes, apologize and show that you wish to make up for them and plan to avoid next time.
 Tell your child how you plan to avoid that mistake and what you learned from it.
 Make time for yourself and re-energize yourself during that time. You will need that energy to be more attentive to and caring for others.
3. Teach your child to care for others and set high ethical expectations
 Change the message you send them on a daily basis from “The most important thing is that you are happy” to “The most important thing is that you’re kind and you’re happy.”
 Encourage your kid to “work it out” before deciding whether they should quit a sports team, band or a friendship. Ask them to consider the consequences of their action may have on others and encourage them to work the problem out before abandoning it.
4. Encourage Kids to practice appreciation and gratitude
 Encourage your child to be grateful on a regular basis. Be ready to receive gratitude for their extraordi-nary acts of kindness and generosity towards them.
 Encourage to express appreciation toward family members, teachers or others who contribute to their lives.
 Be Grateful
5. Teach them to see the big picture
 Encourage your child to consider the perspectives and feelings of others, especially those who may be vulnerable. Give them simple ideas for taking action, such as comforting a kid who has been teased or reaching out to a new kid in class.
 Discuss engaging topics about some people’s hardships, like different experiences in other communities or countries.
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Harvard Psychologists Reveal: Parents Who Raise ‘Good’ Kids Do These 5 Things