1. Tell your kids you love them every day.

2. Keep your kids ready for school by encouraging them to read regularly during the summer.

3. If they’re old enough to ask, they’re old enough to know.

4. When it comes to the tough stuff, inform your kids before somebody else does.

5. Empower your kids to say no, even to you.

6. Give your kids a voice and let them express their opinions. It builds confidence and self-esteem.

7. Kids learn from what they see, not what they hear. Set the example by being the kind of person you want your kids to be.

8. Unplug from everything and engage with your kids every day. They need to know they are more important than texts, emails, and bosses.

9. Celebrate the individuality of your kids. It’s ok for them to be different from each other and different than you.

10. Don’t spoil kids with things; spoil them with moments.

11. Let your kids develop their own style, not yours.

12. Giving your kids the freedom to do it on their own – even if they make mistakes – is an important part of helping them grow.