#4. Make time for your kids
Get up 15 minutes earlier in the morning so you can eat breakfast with your child, take a walk after dinner. Kids who aren’t getting the attention they want from their parents often act out or misbehave because they’re sure to be noticed that way. Adolescents seem to need less undivided attention from their parents than younger kids. Attending concerts, games, and other events with your teen communicates caring and lets you get to know more about your child and his or her friends in important ways. Don’t feel guilty if you’re a working parent. It is the many little things you do making popcorn, playing cards, window shopping that kids will remember.