Go through your kids’ toys. Fix those that are broken. Donate ones that your kids have outgrown or no longer want.
When setbacks happen, show kids that they’re only temporary and that they can do things to make the situation better.
Love kids unconditionally but praise them conditionally. Praise kids when they succeed and match the level of praise to what they accomplished.
Listen to the dreams that your kids have. Help them make their dreams come true.
Play together in ways that make kids laugh and enjoy the time with you.
Break new tasks into small, manageable steps that children can master without becoming too frustrated.
Recognize the major, positive influence you have on your kids—and on the kids around you.
Ensure that your mealtimes are phone-free and gadget-free zones. Turn gadgets off and turn on the conversation while you eat.
Eat a meal as a family. Encourage everyone to talk. Ask about what they’re interested in or what gets them excited.
Soothe your kids when they get upset. Teach them how to calm themselves down in healthy ways.
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