Encourage kids to help you with the laundry. Teach them to sort colors. After clothes are dry, have them match socks.
Get your kids outside. Splash in puddles. Run around the yard or playground. Organize a neighborhood game of kick the can. Get out and move!
Ask your kids what they worry about. Then address their concerns.
Trade outgrown clothes, toys, and other items with other families.
Model safe driving to your kids. Don’t text. Don’t talk on a cell phone. Focus only on the road (and talking calmly with your kids) while your drive.
Consider re-arranging your kids’ room to help them feel like they’re getting something new—without paying a cent.
Check on your kids’ dental routine. How often do they brush? How long do they brush? (Two minutes is ideal.) Do they floss every day?
Clown around with your kids in ways that make them laugh. If you’re stumped, consider getting a Whoopee Cushion.
Pack a litter-less lunch. Use reusable containers and silverware. Avoid disposable drinks and food in disposable wrappers.
If you have more than one child, make sure you’re not giving one child more attention than another. Kids notice.
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