1. Talk with your child. Be available to listen and share information.
  2. Pay attention to your child’s strengths. Set high but realistic expectations and help him develop realistic self-expectations.
  3. Encourage your child to make choices, even if it means making mistakes. Help him learn and grow from these experiences; this fosters self-esteem and confidence.
  4. Keep your child healthy; promote good nutrition and model and active, healthy lifestyle.
  5. Support learning at home. Share books daily; let your child see you reading and limit TV viewing.
  6. Communicate with your child’s school; stay involved and keep informed on a regular basis.
  7. Encourage your child to explore and discover the world. Foster new interests and help him make the most of the world around him.
  8. Help your child develop friendships and recognize the importance of trust in relationships. Teach your child to be sensitive to other people’s feelings.
  9. Keep your child safe; teach him appropriate safety procedures and how to avoid dangerous situations.
  10. Encourage community participation and awareness in your child. Help him learn to take his energy and skills beyond the classroom to help others.