You are aiming for the strengthening of your child’s conscience in all of this. Remember the conscience? That old fashioned notion which was our inner voice reminding us when we did something wrong? The conscience led us to appropriate guilt which in turn led us to healthy actions – apologizing and making amends. That’s how people used to “grow up” when they made mistakes.

Students in public or private schools normally keep all school supplies in their book bags or their lockers at school. For home school children, the locker and book bag are known as home. However, there needs to be distinct differences between the home and school environment.

Before deciding to spy on your kids, it is best to talk to them to get an understanding of what is going on in their lives. Ask questions about friends, after school activities and about their possible love interests and see if you can get answers. Many children become secretive when they feel as though they are too restrained. If parents can allow their children a bit of freedom to hang out with friends and not nag over every detail then children might not rebel as much. When parents give their children a bit of space they learn to trust their parent.

Gang activities pose as dangerous threats to its members and the society as a whole. News about high school shoot outs is bombarding the television screens nowadays. If you think your child is a member of one, you better make sure to keep your stun gun and TASER as well as your hand guns away from his sight. Peer pressure will make him do things even if he really does not want to.

Will you allow smoking or visitors in your home during the care period? Do you care if the nanny speaks your native language or any other language? Au pairs are commonly younger women from foreign countries; is it important to you to have a caregiver from your locality?

In much the same way as you met a new group of people all those years ago when you had your new-born, there will be a group of other parents in the same situation as you now.

It is important to teach the child to finish his school work in a timely manner.You need to expect work from him, and he needs to know that it is expected of him. Work is in fact a frame of mind. So using this balance of play and work, make his work pleasant so that it seems more like play.

Fruit smoothies are also enjoyable on a summer day. Made with natural yoghurt, a little milk, and fruits you enjoy such as berries, mangos, watermelon or banana.