When kids get discouraged, listen to them. Give them space. Tell them that everyone gets discouraged at times.
Play with your family pet. If you don’t have a pet, visit a friendly pet in your neighborhood.
Encourage your child to do his or her best—no matter where your child is.
Teach kids how to save. Give them a piggy bank. Help them open a savings account.
Talk with your neighbors to create ways to monitor young people.
Create ways for siblings to get along. Build Lego® creations. Develop towers out of blocks. Play together.
If you work, put up family photos and artwork that your kids make.
Notice when a family member withdraws. Give the person space—but work to keep them connected and supported.
When kids sell something, consider buying it. Support their causes.
Talk about current events with your kids. Explain why current events matter.
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