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Encourage your child to mentor younger children. As children learn to read, they can become book buddies and read aloud to younger children.
Show your care for others as a family. Send an email or card to a friend. Call up grandma or grandpa.
Find ways for every family member to help out with tasks around your home.
Talk about any transitions your family is going through. Discuss how everyone is dealing with the changes.
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Encourage your child to slow down with his or her homework. If your child doesn’t have homework, learn something together.
Identify friends and family members whom you want to play active, ongoing roles in your child’s life. Then ask them to play this role!
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Learn the rules your child’s school has. Create consistent rules between home and school.
Find a mentor for each one of your kids. A mentor could be a coach, a music instructor, a teacher, a neighbor, or someone at your work. You can also find mentors through formal mentoring programs.
Follow through on the consequences you have set for your children. Giving in or letting your child talk you out of enforcing your rules reduces your credibility as a parent, and your child may grow up thinking that boundaries aren’t important.