Become a partner in your child’s education by getting to know your kids’ teachers.
Talk about which social concerns are most important to you and your children. Choose one to learn more about and work on.
Play with children, letting them choose the type of play.
Have predictable times for kids to eat, sleep, play, and relax. Kids thrive with routine.
Help your kids clean their rooms. Put on music they like and dance (or sing) as you work.
If you have more than one child, make sure you’re not giving one child more attention than another. Kids notice.
Rotate your art supplies to keep kids from getting bored. Switch between chalk, watercolors, markers, tempera paint, colored pencils, and finger-paints.
Teach your kids that mistakes are part of life. Everyone goofs up, and everyone can learn from his or her mistakes.
Take a trip down memory lane. Flip through a photo album of your child. Talk about what you remember when they were young.
Avoid the morning madness by planning ahead the night before. Set out clothes. Know what to pack for lunches and school.
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