Trade outgrown clothes, toys, and other items with other families.
Model safe driving to your kids. Don’t text. Don’t talk on a cell phone. Focus only on the road (and talking calmly with your kids) while your drive.
Consider re-arranging your kids’ room to help them feel like they’re getting something new—without paying a cent.
Check on your kids’ dental routine. How often do they brush? How long do they brush? (Two minutes is ideal.) Do they floss every day?
Clown around with your kids in ways that make them laugh. If you’re stumped, consider getting a Whoopee Cushion.
Pack a litter-less lunch. Use reusable containers and silverware. Avoid disposable drinks and food in disposable wrappers.
If you have more than one child, make sure you’re not giving one child more attention than another. Kids notice.
Take a trip down memory lane. Flip through a photo album of your child. Talk about what you remember when they were young.
Stop power struggles with your kids by remaining calm. Then offer choices to break log jams.
Help your kids clean their rooms. Put on music they like and dance (or sing) as your work.
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