Help your kids identify adults they can go to if they need help. You can’t be with them every hour of the day.
Decide which rules are negotiable and which ones are non-negotiable. Learning how to negotiate is a key skill kids need to learn.
When your kids get bored, brainstorm ideas of what to do. If nothing sticks, give them space to figure it out for themselves.
Introduce your kids to new people, ideas, and places to expand their world.
Get excited about the things that bring your kids joy. Celebrate with them.
Expect kids to make mistakes as they learn and grow. Be patient with them and keep teaching them how to act.
Set aside time on a regular basis for your family to clean up your home. Encourage everyone to pitch in.
Explore other nearby parks and playgrounds for free, fun, family time.
Trust your kids to do the right thing. When they don’t, show them a better way.
Tackle problems with your kids when they’re small. They’re easier to solve then.
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