Use cloth napkins instead of paper ones. Have each family member use a napkin ring that’s unique so you can use the napkins a few times between washings.
Get to know the parents of your kids’ friends. Find out what you have in common.
Visit a children’s museum, a fine arts museum, or an art gallery. See what interests your kids.
When parenting gets hard, don’t give up and don’t back down. Find others who can support you.
Do things with children, not just for them. Play with them. Talk with them.
Ask your kids which adults they admire most and why.
Recognize the major, positive influence you have on your kids—and on the kids around you.
Instead of thinking only about what you can teach your kids, figure out what they’re teaching you. Adults can learn from children as well.
Know your parenting potholes, such as arguing with your kids in unproductive ways or avoiding important issues. Work to avoid falling in them.
Tell your kids you’re proud of them today. Be specific when you tell them why.
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