Laugh at your kids’ jokes. Encourage them to develop a healthy sense of humor.
Do something unusual to make family mealtimes more fun. Have a picnic on the floor in your living room.
Encourage family members to get enough sleep and to develop healthy bedtime routines.
Sometimes when siblings fight, they’re battling for your attention. How can you give each child a bit more one-on-one time with you?
Find other parents to discuss the parenting issues you care about. Find ways to support each other.
Help your kids identify adults they can go to if they need help. You can’t be with them every hour of the day.
Decide which rules are negotiable and which ones are non-negotiable. Learning how to negotiate is a key skill kids need to learn.
When your kids get bored, brainstorm ideas of what to do. If nothing sticks, give them space to figure it out for themselves.
Introduce your kids to new people, ideas, and places to expand their world.
Get excited about the things that bring your kids joy. Celebrate with them.
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