Plan and prepare a meal with one of your children this week. Invite your child’s friends to join you and use our Table Time! Toolkit to make it fun >>
Contact your child’s school to find out if they need chaperones or volunteers for special events.
Organize informal weekend or evening activities (such as pickup basketball games, horseshoes, build-your-own-sundae parties, Monopoly contests) with your kids, nearby relatives, and kids in your neighborhood.
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Text a message of encouragement or a simple “Good Morning! I hope you have a wonderful day!” to your child and do it often. If you don’t know how to text, ask your child to teach you how.
Encourage your child to find adults at school who they care about and trust. Teachers. Librarians. Cooks. Aides. Volunteers. School bus drivers. They’re out there.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, talk to your kids about what integrity means, and what it means to stand up for your own values.