Expect kids to make mistakes as they learn and grow. Be patient with them and keep teaching them how to act.
Sometimes when siblings fight, they’re battling for your attention. How can you give each child a bit more one-on-one time with you?
Teach your children about independence and interdependence. Talk about the things that you are confident to do by yourself and the times that you ask others for help.
Get excited about the things that bring your kids joy. Celebrate with them.
Trust your kids to do the right thing. When they don’t, show them a better way.
The end of the school year is often full of activities that need adult volunteers. Help out at your child’s school by chaperoning field trips or assisting with events.
Talk honestly about what to do when relationships get difficult. Kids want to learn how to have good relationships.
Stay in contact with teachers about your child’s progress. You don’t have to wait for teachers to contact you.
Try to talk about positives and possibilities instead of problems. This is a good model for your kids.
Listen to what your kids say they want. You might be impressed by some of their great ideas.
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