Parenting tips

  • Make them pick presents for someone else then give them that
  • return stuff in better condition than it was borrowed
  • wait till later in life before trying weed grade 10 ish, much later for other drugs. (the exception of mental retardation might help with that (is neurogenic)
  • hide money to show the value of it better untill around grade 10 aswell
  • swimming lessons are great fun, air cadets was great too.
  • python programming is great place to start, php and html for web sites ( more advanced ) game development is a fun way to stay interested.
  • teach them to turn off light switches ( catch them forgetting a few times till they learn ) helps drive energy conservation and environmental awareness.
  • mother earth news has alot of great articles for rural kids.
  • buy them model kits if they are the type as presents. ( or get their friends some to make a cool looking room that they would want so they have construction envy )
  • if they like rc airplanes alot get them money to buy it on their own when you know they will ( dont buy them for them ) usually shows what they really want to do, got mine from beef 4H .