Rotate your art supplies to keep kids from getting bored. Switch between chalk, watercolors, markers, tempera paint, colored pencils, and finger-paints.
Talk with your kids when they make money mistakes. (All of them do!) Discuss how to make better money choices next time.
Take your child on a treasure hunt through your neighborhood. Collect a leaf, a feather, an acorn, and other things you find.
Teach your kids that mistakes are part of life. Everyone goofs up, and everyone can learn from his or her mistakes.
Expose your kids to a wide range of activities and subjects so they can discover what interests them.
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?
Stimulate your child’s curiosity by finding fascinating books, activities, and toys.
Arrange car pools with other parents for kids’ activities to help cut down on the amount of running you have to do—and to help the environment.
Allow kids to succeed and fail. They learn from both.
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.
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