Give kids an allowance so they can learn how to manage money while they’re still young and you can influence their choices.
Do something unusual to make family mealtimes more fun. Have a picnic on the floor in your living room.
Help your kids get organized in their rooms and at school. Find organizational tools that they’ll use.
Blow bubbles with your kids. See if they can catch a bubble and then use the bubble to catch another to create double-decker bubbles.
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.
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