Play together in ways that make kids laugh and enjoy the time with you.
Break new tasks into small, manageable steps that children can master without becoming too frustrated.
Recognize the major, positive influence you have on your kids—and on the kids around you.
Ensure that your mealtimes are phone-free and gadget-free zones. Turn gadgets off and turn on the conversation while you eat.
Eat a meal as a family. Encourage everyone to talk. Ask about what they’re interested in or what gets them excited.
Soothe your kids when they get upset. Teach them how to calm themselves down in healthy ways.
Nap when your kids nap. If your kids have outgrown naps, have a quiet time so family members can rest and have some downtime every day.
Find out which aspects of the holidays your kids enjoy most. Create more holiday traditions that they enjoy.
Parent with your spouse or partner. Create a united front so that kids know what to expect (instead of who to play against whom).
Tell your kids you’re proud of them today. Be specific when you tell them why.
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