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In this day and age when families are blended, overworked and over-scheduled , parents must try to do  their best to raise a well adjusted child.

Here are some tips to help you along the way.

1- Let your child know they are more important than work by giving them eye contact and attention. Your child doesn’t just need you around, they need you present. Play with your child, interact with them, find out what is important to them by asking questions and listening to their answers.Children know when you are interested in them

2-Teach your child – don’t assume it’s all happening outside the house. Home schooling is every parent’s job. Whether your child attends public or private school, or receives all their schooling at home, it is essential to the world’s best future that parents are the ones to fill in the blanks. You will also know if something that is against your rules and values is being taught.

3- Make sure that you have a special ritual time. Children thrives when they have schedules. They anticipate certain things each day. If you have a time to pray together, snack together or even talk, this is a ritual. Make it part of the everyday routine. Yoy will be amazed at how fulfilled you will be.

4- Model the behavior you want to see. Children do as they see, not as they’re told. They will be less likely to act out or be inappropiate if they understand by your example what is appropriate and what is not. You cannot expect a child to do something that they have never been shown.What do you think needs to be on this list? Let us know!  We want to hear from you.