Work on communication with your child. Show interest in your child’s daily activities. Know where your child is at all times, arrange for adult supervision when you are away. Discuss healthy living practices: sensible food choices, regular physical activity, avoiding alcohol, tobacco or drugs, and maintaining safety habits. Watch TV with your child, particularly for controversial shows, and discuss them afterwards.

By Ten Years of Age you can expect that your child will:

  • Display self-confidence with pride in school and after school activities
  • Make friends and participate in group activities
  • Understand and comply with most rules at home and at school
  • Assume responsibility for personal hygiene, school work and chores