Tell your children how much you appreciate them and how grateful you are to have them in your life.
At your next family meal, ask each person to say one positive thing that the other members contribute to your family.
Show your kids how important family is by calling extended relatives to let them know how special they are to you and your kids.
Together with your kids, do something for someone else, whether it’s making a financial contribution, baking cookies, or helping someone out.
Make home the safest of places. Listen a lot. Laugh a lot. Hug a lot.
Have a friend take an informal family portrait. Put it in a frame and display it in your home.
Take an older relative and a younger one out for lunch.
Celebrate or acknowledge in another significant way a change that has occurred in your family in the last year, from graduations to new cousins.
The next time you and your parenting partner have a conflict, offer a compromise that you’re willing to make.
Remember to ask your child for her or his opinion when you are planning events or outings. Then really listen.
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