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.