Build your kids’ self-esteem by loving them, accepting them for who they are, supporting them, and helping them to find other kids and adults who care about them.
Attend the National Night Out each year to get to know your neighbors better.
When setbacks happen, show kids that they’re only temporary and that they can do things to make the situation better.
Reflect on what you like best about parenting.
Involve your kids when planning vacations, getaways, and reunions. They often have great ideas on what to do.
When your school, your child’s club, congregation, or community offers a family service opportunity, make it a priority to do it.
Go to a music concert with your kids. Public schools and communities often offer free concerts.
Love kids unconditionally but praise them conditionally. Praise kids when they succeed and match the level of praise to what they accomplished.
Pack a litter-less lunch. Use reusable containers and silverware. Avoid disposable drinks and food in disposable wrappers.
Talk with your kids when they make money mistakes. (All of them do!) Discuss how to make better money choices next time.
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