Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 64. Encourage a healthy lifestyle. Have nutritious food at home and make sure that your child gets plenty of exercise. 5. Get to know your child’s friends and their parents. Have your child invite friends over. 6. Look for teachable moments. For example, if there’s a storm, talk about what causes thunder and lightning. If you don’t know, try to find the answer together. 7. Encourage your child to dream about the future. Talk about the variety of careers people have, and choose a few careers to explore together. 8. Help your child develop his/her interests and talents. Celebrate the things that make your child unique! 9. Pay attention to your child’s moods, sleeping patterns, and eating habits. These can be good indicators of how things are going at school and with friends. 10. If your child plays a sport, support the players and coaches, go to every game, and cheer. 11. Understand the technology your child uses and know where your child goes online.