Rule 4: Be present
"Be as present as possible, and show your children that you’re there for them," says Anthony. "For me, that means something as simple as helping Kiyan with his homework and catching up with him after school to hear about what he learned and what’s going on in his social life."
Make time for these real connections by turning off your phone and other distracting devices so you can focus on each other and make the time to bond.
Rule 5: Boost confidence
"Help build your child’s confidence," Anthony says. "Every kid should have the confidence to be whoever they want to be and do what they want to do, and it starts with parents. We need to be their biggest supporters and cheerleaders so that they feel empowered to achieve their goals in all aspects of life."
Boosting confidence might mean trying new activities that are of interest to your child, even if they weren't something you did as a kid. Watch them as they practice and play, and support them through the ups and downs of any performances, games or competitions.
Being a parent today is one of the most rewarding experiences and these tips can help you be the best parent you can be.