6. Slow Down
Some extracurricular activities can enrich children's lives, but too many can make the whole family feel overwhelmed. Take time to catch your breath so you can all enjoy a little downtime.
7. Take Care of Yourself
It's hard to focus on other people's needs when you're stressed out or overwhelmed. Make time do to things that you enjoy and find relaxing. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need a break.
8. Be a Good Role Model
You are your child's first and most influential teacher. Your children learn by watching you, so be mindful of what you say and how you treat other people.
9. Promote Responsibility
Offer opportunities for your kids to care for the house and their belongings. Most young children enjoy helping out and it's a wonderful habit for them to adopt. As an added bonus, you'll have more time to spend with your kids.
10. Love Your Kids Unconditionally
Never forget to tell your children how much you love them. Show your love with words, lots of hugs and kisses, and by spending time with them.
Becoming a more positive parent isn't always easy, especially for those that weren't raised in that type of environment themselves. Young children learn nearly everything, including how to parent, by observing their own moms and dads. When you make an effort to be a more positive parent, your children—and your grandchildren—will thank you.