ALPHABET OF PARENTING
A is for accountability. Hold your children accountable for their behavior.
B is for boundaries. Set specific limits and make clear the repercussions if they’re exceeded.
C is for consistency. Hold to the same principles and practices.
D is for discipline. Never discipline in anger.
E is for example. Set a good one.
F is for forgiveness. Teach the importance of it.
G is for giving. Teach the joy of it.
H is for sense of humor. Promote laughter with your children.
I is for imagination. Be creative, and play with your children.
J is for justice. Be fair.
K is for knowing your children’s friends and their parents as well as their teachers.
L is for listening. Listen to your children. It will teach them how to listen to others.
M is for morals. Be sure your own standard of conduct is sound.
N is for no. Use it and mean it.
O is for outdoors. Provide as much outdoor activity as possible.
P is for pressure. Reduce the pressure on your children, but insist they maintain high standards.
Q is for questions. Pay close attention to theirs.
R is for respect. Show it, teach it and earn it.
S is for source of strength. Share your own faith or beliefs with your children.
T is for togetherness. Have special, designated times to be together-but know when to let go.
U is for uniqueness. Let the child be who he or she is.
V is for voice. Tone of voice can convey more than words spoken.
W is for words. Keep your word.
X is for examine. Examine constantly, and be aware.
Y is for you. Take care of yourself. A happy parent helps a child to be happy.
Z is for zowie! Who would have thought they would grow up so quickly?