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.
Parenting kids can be exhausting at times. Be honest about your limits. Give yourself some space and rest.
Discover which aspects of homework trip up your kids. Help them work through what stops them.
Talk with your kids about what they’re seeing in movies and TV shows. Point out what you admire—and what you don’t. Explain why.
Encourage your child to participate in activities that nurture their spirit.
Invite friends and neighbors from different backgrounds to your home. Create ways for your family to get to know people who are different from you.
Try a new board game, such as Run Wild, Sort It Out, Shake Up, or Murder Mystery Mansion.
Maintain a warm, caring relationship with your kids even when they frustrate you.
Encourage your kids to state their views and opinions about issues. Ask questions about what they think, and be supportive of their independent thinking.
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