Ask your kids silly questions to jumpstart their imaginations. Ask: What would people look like if they chewed with their noses? Or what would our pet say if he or she spoke English?
Stimulate your child’s curiosity by finding fascinating books, activities, and toys.
Arrange car pools with other parents for kids’ activities to help cut down on the amount of running you have to do—and to help the environment.
Allow kids to succeed and fail. They learn from both.
Build your kids’ self-esteem by loving them, accepting them for who they are, supporting them, and helping them to find other kids and adults who care about them.
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.
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