Instead of thinking only about what you can teach your kids, figure out what they’re teaching you. Adults can learn from children as well.
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.
Parent with your spouse or partner. Create a united front so that kids know what to expect (instead of who to play against whom).
Try to take a family photo at least once a year. Consider including your pets.
Ask your child to draw a picture of your family. Then display it in your home or office.
Keep in touch with family members who are far away via email, postal mail, video voice calls through the Internet, and other creative ways.
Make sure kids wear helmets when riding bikes, trikes, and skateboards.
Know your parenting potholes, such as arguing with your kids in unproductive ways or avoiding important issues. Work to avoid falling in them.
Tell your kids you’re proud of them today. Be specific when you tell them why.
Ask your kids silly questions to jumpstart their imaginations. Ask: What would people look like if they chewed with their noses? Or what would our pet say if he or she spoke English?
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