When kids get single minded, help them to see more options.
Don’t let cute behavior or your kids’ impish grins make you back down on boundaries. Be firm.
Ask your kids how they feel about school. What do they enjoy most? Who do they like being with?
Support your school’s fundraisers whenever you can.
Create an easy-to-reach shelf and refrigerator space for healthy snacks that kids can easily access.
Ask your kids for ideas on how to help others. Then create ways to act.
Pay attention to what your kids like. Follow their interests and passions to help them grow.
Take a family vacation from chores. Declare one weekend as “no chores and no errand day.” Then do something fun together.
Show pride in your child’s school by wearing school T-shirts, caps, sweatshirts, or other school clothing (or wear school colors).
Be honest with your kids when you’re feeling sick. Find ways for them to help you, such as bringing tissues or playing quietly.
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