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Ask your kids silly questions to jumpstart their imaginations.
Give your kids some downtime to choose what they want to do.
Need a summer project to do with your kids? Grow food you can eat like herbs, tomatoes, carrots, or strawberries. All you need is some dirt, a pot, and seeds.
Help your kids clean their rooms. Put on music they like and dance (or sing) as your work. Getting your kids to do household chores >>
Stop power struggles with your kids by remaining calm. Then offer choices to break log jams.
Break new tasks into small, manageable steps that children can master without becoming too frustrated.
Recognize the major, positive influence you have on your kids—and on the kids around you.
Talk with your kids when they make money mistakes. (All of them do!) Discuss how to make better money choices next time.
Soothe your kids when they get upset. Teach them how to calm themselves down in healthy ways.
Eat a meal as a family. Encourage everyone to talk. Ask about what they’re interested in or what gets them excited.
Instead of thinking only about what you can teach your kids, figure out what they’re teaching you. Adults can learn from children as well.
Be honest with your kids when you’re feeling sick. Find ways for them to help you, such as bringing tissues or playing quietly.
Allow kids to succeed and fail. They learn from both.
Encourage your child to set goals in sports, clubs, or other organized activities. Ask if there is anything you can do to help meet those goals.
Listen to the dreams that your kids have. Help them make their dreams come true.
By: Samantha MacDonald, Web & Social Media Specialist, ParentFurther
You probably ask your kids questions every day. What do you want for supper? Have you cleaned your room yet? These kind of questions require short and to-the-point answers.Blog Image: FiveStar Rating: 0
Encourage your children to have one or two out-of-home activities that are led by caring adults.
Expect the best from your children; don’t expect perfection.
Make your home a friendly, nurturing environment where people feel valued and loved for who they are.
Talk with your child about her or his feelings and fears about safety. Discuss ways to help your child feel safe.