This article attributes these five ideas to Harvard psychologists.
1. Spend quality time with your children. This suggests spending some time each day with your children. Questions you could ask are, What was the best part of your day? What was the hardest part of your day? What is something nice somebody did for you today? What is something nice you did today? What is something you learned today?
2. Let your kids see a strong moral role model and mentor in you. Admit mistakes and apologize. Take time for yourself so you have energy to be attentive.
3. Teach your child to care for others and set high ethical expectations. Caring for others' well being and avoiding selfishness are important qualities. More important than being happy, is to be kind and happy. Let your children work things out, considering the consequences their decision might have on others.
4. Encourage children to practice appreciation and gratitude. A child that shows appreciation is not a spoiled child. Encourage an attitude of gratitude. Children should say thank you to friends, teachers, family members on a regular basis. Demonstrate by being grateful yourself.
5. Teach them to see the big picture. It is normal for children to be concerned about their inner circle. This zooming in is important. however they also need to zoom out, and see others in their community. This includes being in tune to the new child in school, or the child being teased. Also talk about conditions in the world, and hardships of other children.