Get to know your children's friends listen to their music monitor what your children watch Unfortunately, these days. Church is not a priory in the home. You know the saying a family that prays together stays together. There is power in prayer
Ask yourself the following questions then be honest
1. Do you know your children's friends?
2. Do you know your children's friends parents?
3. Do you invite them over to know them better?
5. Do your children know that difference between a friend and an acquaintance?
6. Is your child's peer group, encouraging academic achievement?
7. Do you listen to your children's music?
8. Do your children know the difference between gangster rap and positive rap?
9. Are your children aware that their brain retains the lyrics as well as the beat?
10. Do you point out that American females usually wear less clothing than American males?
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Thou shalt read with thy children. When children develop a love for reading, they have a skill and a direction for their lives. Their ability to read and comprehend gives them the best chance of life success. And successful fathers spend time reading to and with their children from the earliest stages of their lives.
Thou shalt talk with thy children.
Successful fathers communicate regularly and effectively with their children. Rather than sitting together in the evenings watching television, playing video games or surfing the Internet, fathers who have had success with their children have spent time talking together. Every conversation does not have to be serious, but some are. Creating a tradition of communication, both positive and negative, opens the door to critical and sensitive conversations as the children grow. But that sort of relationship begins first and foremost with communication.
Thou shalt set rules and live by them. Raising successful children is not just about having fun and building relationships. It is also about instilling values and building responsible adults. Setting family rules and living by them is a way to teach consistency and responsibility. In our family, for example, curfews were strictly followed and consequences applied if not. The children knew in advance what was expected and how things would be if they failed to comply. We started early teaching these principles with fun and creative "chore charts" that would encourage the kids to complete their morning and after-school assignments, and we built from there.