From Focus on the Family dot com …
- Commit to a vigorous outdoor
activity over the weekend with your kids. Push the limits, and be
- Listen to music that your child
enjoys — keeping an open mind.
- Keep "dating" your
daughter and scheduling fun activities with your son on a regular basis.
- Figure out how to have fun with
your teen by immersing yourself in his world for an afternoon. Hang out
together, read a book she likes, play his games, listen to her stories.
- Connect with other adults who
play an important role in your child’s life — coaches, teachers, youth
leaders — and compare notes on how your child is progressing.
- Shock your son or daughter by
doing something together on his or her "turf" — skateboarding,
playing hoops at the park, going to the mall.
- Plan special rite-of-passage
events when your child reaches milestone ages like 13, 16 and 18.
- Tell your child you’ll pay if
he goes to a movie with you. Afterward, ask questions about the film’s