Use mealtimes to learn about one another’s musical tastes. Choose one night each week as music night and rotate who gets to choose.
Tip of the Day January 9
When you speak to your kids, are you grounding yourself in love, respect, and clarity? Do you ever say one thing and mean another? Do you treat them the way you want to be treated?
Tip of the Day January 8
Do you understand what your kids are trying to tell you? Are you paying attention to body language or other cues that might indicate there’s more to a story?
Tip of the Day January 7
Create a small memory book, memory box, photo album, or private website for each of your children.
Tip of the Day January 6
Give kids space and respect their privacy when they need it.
Tip of the Day January 5
Start family traditions and rituals such as family service, game nights, season outings, or family meetings.
Tip of the Day January 4
Don’t strive to live up to a stereotype or an ideal of parenting; just do what works for you.
Tip of the Day January 3
Spend time together in ways that fit your lifestyle. Try to make time for regular meals together; go for walks; talk in the car or meet somewhere for coffee.
Tip of the Day January 2
If you don’t live in the same city as your child, create a care package that includes things like a pack of cards; a book of crossword puzzles, word jumbles, or drawing activities; and some colorful pens, pencils, or markers.
Tip of the Day January 1
No two parents show love in quite the same way. Some shower their kids with lots of hugs, high-fives and kind notes; others are more stoic or reserved. Tap into your own way of showing your kids you care.