Help your children realize their potential by looking for talents that might need rein- forcement. Teaching the habit of pursuing and sticking with a goal instills perseverance— stick-to-itiveness—and brings countless rewards.
Regularly talking to your child one-on-one is criti- cal for a host of reasons. It will keep you aware of their thinking so that you can respond as neces- sary. This also shows your children that their thoughts and concerns are important to you. This will build openness and a bond of trust that will last a lifetime.