Teach kids to use “I messages.” Encourage them to say, “I’m mad” instead of “You make me mad.”
Make books and magazines a part of your everyday family life. Make time for reading every day.
Allow your kids to develop at their own speed. Don’t push them and don’t hold them back.
Partner with your child’s caregivers so that you’re both bringing out the best in your child.
Spend time with your kids in a way that you both enjoy.
Encourage your kids to be grateful. Teach them to say thank you when they’re the recipients of something nice. Have them write thank-you notes for gifts.
Vote for political candidates that support education, family-friendly work policies, and asset-building practices.
Get close to young children. Squat. Sit on the floor. Kneel down so that you can interact with them eye to eye.
When your kids lie, say, “people in our family tell the truth.” Be clear that you value honesty.
Model how much you enjoy learning. Tell your kids what you learned today and why you found it interesting.
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