When you disagree with your kids, point out that you still care about them and that disagreements don’t cancel out love.
Give kids an allowance so they can learn how to manage money while they’re young.
Do something unusual to make family mealtimes more fun. Have a picnic outside or on the floor in your living room.
Get your kids outside. Splash in puddles. Run around the yard or playground. Organize a neighborhood game night. Get out and move.
Ask your kids what they worry about. Then address their concerns.
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.