Raising Happy, Healthy Children

Value your children.
    Let them know how important and worthwhile they are.

Nurture your children.
    There are never too many hugs and kisses.

Teach your children.
    The best way to teach is to model the behavior you want.

Speak the truth.
    If you donít know the answer, say so. Be someone your children can trust.

Discipline your children.
    Make sensible, age appropriate rules. Be consistent and direct your anger at the behavior, never at the child.

Remember: All parents can feel overwhelmed at some time.

Asking for HELP is of STRENGTH.

Call a friend.
Join a Parents Anonymous Parent Support Group.
Call the Stressline, 1-800-THE KIDS.