Find other parents to discuss the parenting issues you care about. Find ways to support each other.
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.
Laugh at your kids’ jokes. Encourage them to develop a healthy sense of humor.
Introduce your kids to new people, ideas, and places to expand their world.
Expect kids to make mistakes as they learn and grow. Be patient with them and keep teaching them how to act.
Explore other nearby parks and playgrounds for free, fun, family time.
Encourage family members to get enough sleep and to develop healthy bedtime routines.
When disaster or tragedy strikes, respond positively as a family. Volunteer. Donate money. Help out in some way.
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