1. Don't let the state of the world make you depressed
If you turn on the TV, listen to the radio, or scan Internet headlines, it's pretty obvious. The world is in serious trouble. However, if we allow ourselves to become depressed over it, our kids suffer, too. And, let's face it, depression isn't any fun for you, either. Instead, find ways to teach your kids to make the world a better place without losing your own ability to enjoy life.