1. Do things together- Its always easier to send children away on a trekking camp or to dance classes. But when you do something together, the emotional reward is higher. Your kids pick up your values and attitudes. Demarcate one weekend per month, or all weekends, for family activities. Quality time still means a lot.
2. Read inspirational books- Read with, and encourage your children with motivational books like the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, or biographies of individuals they admire. There is all types of inspirational literature — books of quotations and biographies suitable for children of all ages.
3. Encourage specific traits- Help children build on their strengths by encouraging good habits and attitudes. Instead of the standard, ‘Good job or ‘Congrats, a comment like, ‘Your painting looks beautiful because you spent so much time paying attention to detail, can help your child see what her strengths are, and encourage her to develop specific intelligences.