Popular Parenting Tips

  • Routines
  • Traditions, family activities
  • Patience
  • Acceptance-try not to make comparisons with peers, siblings…
  • Active listening
  • Consistency
  • Encouragement to share feelings and validation of feelings
  • Clear and fair limits
  • Responsibilities…chores, children feel useful and valued if they help the family-tell them how much you appreciate and rely on their help
  • Expectations that are clearly defined
  • Privacy
  • Logical and natural consequences
  • Coping skills
  • Point out and celebrate successes. Be sure he/she is aware of her strengths
  • Opportunities to find interests and talents-encourage them and attend their events
  • A great sense of humor
  • Inclusion in family decisions
  • A positive learning environment-teach them to organize and manage their time
  • Compromise, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize your battles

The Dover Sherborn Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness.

  • Dover-Sherborn Middle School
  • 155 Farm Street, Dover, MA 02030
  • Phone (508) 785-0635
  • Fax (508) 785-0796
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