If you work, put up family photos and artwork that your kids make.
Notice when a family member withdraws. Give the person space—but work to keep them connected and supported.
When kids sell something, consider buying it. Support their causes.
Talk about current events with your kids. Explain why current events matter.
Make sure your child is safe in your neighborhood. Find the McGruff House (or apartment) nearest you.
Encourage your child to admit mistakes. When you make mistakes, do the same.
Emphasize the parts of learning that help your child to be motivated to do well in school. If your child wilts at memorizing, find another way to help your child learn the information in a fun way.
Become the parent you’ve always wanted to be.
Encourage your child to find adults at school who they care about. Teachers. Librarians. Cooks. Aides. Volunteers. School bus drivers. They’re out there.
Learn if there’s anything that’s making your child feel uncertain or out of control. Find ways to empower your child.
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