Encourage your child to take up a hobby or sport that they will enjoy them to let loose and have fun not something too competitive.
Art projects are particularly good for giving young children a chance to create and be independent at the same time.
Children are not born knowing what is acceptable and unacceptable. They watch how you behave and how you treat them and others.
Parents fears for their children safety, if extreme, can have an adverse effect on their children confidence and self-esteem.
As a parent, you are responsible for correcting and guiding your child. But how you express your corrective guidance makes all the difference in how your child receives it.
Motivate your children with positive reinforcement, help them set realistic goals and have attainable expectations for your child.
Never tell a child that he is bad. That tears at his self-esteem. Help your child recognize that it isn't that you do not like him, but it is his behavior that you are unwilling to tolerate.
Make simple rules for your child. Start with a few "things we do and don't do." Discuss them with your child.
If you feel that your child's behavior is beginning to get out of control, "nip it in the bud" by distracting your child's attention onto a positive activity or game.
Words hurt, too. Try to avoid yelling at your children in anger. Do not put down your children. If they break a rule, tell them what they did wrong and why that makes you angry. Be angry at what they did, NOT at who they are.
Establish a reliable routine. A clear and consistent routine helps a child feel safe and secure. Clear-cut rules help a child learn what is right and wrong. Be consistent!
If you say "no" to your child, make sure you both understand what that means and keep to the rule. Then act quickly (seconds), firmly and safely when it is challenged. Carry out any threatened punishment. Do not yell. Your child wants to know that your "no" means no.
Wear sunscreen, hats and sun protection clothing
Keep children well hydrated
Cover and fence pools/keep a phone and emergency numbers close
Always supervise children around any water, from oceans and pools to bathtubs and buckets.