I have been asked, “What’s among the most important thing for parents to know?” In San Diego, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Del Mar there are many people wanting to have good parenting tips. There are many but one that is on the top of my list as a therapist at CentrePoint, Inc. in Encinitas is this: Effort with some sacrifice. By that I mean, put in some thought and effort for your children that is perhaps inconvenient. Here are some examples, when you are tired and you child is excited to tell you something, stop what you are doing and listen. When your child has homework, set boundaries as to when it should be done and enforce it. If it’s not done then take the time to find out why and sit down with them to help get the job done. Go to their events even if it disrupts your work or social calendar. Do the things that are inconvenient and often tiresome. And do these things with a smile and with patience. Parenting is one of the most difficult and rewarding things on the planet. You have an awesome responsibility. The pay off for these kind of sacrifices is beyond understanding in the moment. Just trust that if you sacrifice for your children you will be rewarded in countless ways. To learn more got to www.wendyhill.com.