Model safe driving to your kids. Don’t text or use your cell phone. Focus only on the road (and talking calmly with your kids) while you drive.
Consider re-arranging your kids’ rooms to help them feel like they’re getting something new—without paying a cent.
Involve your kids when planning vacations, getaways, and reunions. They often have great ideas about what to do.
If you have more than one child, make sure you’re not giving one child more attention than another. Kids notice.
Actively honor the 4th of July with your kids by attending a parade, talking to a veteran, or visit those who don’t have the day off (police officers, fire fighters, etc.) and take them treats to thank them for their service.
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.