Celebrate kids’ firsts and lasts, such as the first day of school or the last game of a sports season.
Encourage elementary-age children to use words rather than actions to express their needs, worries, or fears.
Include your children in family discussions and decisions. Be sure to solicit their opinions if they are reluctant to share them.
When your children behave in highly emotional ways, try to stay calm. Often they will follow your lead.
Find lots of ways to show your family members that you love them: leave notes where they will find them, do a chore that isn’t your responsibility, give hugs, be kind to one another.
Tell your kids what’s special about them and that your love for them will never end. Some parents think children just know these things. They won’t, unless they hear it directly from you.
By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger
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