Alphabet 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?