Take your child on a treasure hunt through your neighborhood. Collect a leaf, a feather, an acorn, and other things you find.
Teach your kids that mistakes are part of life. Everyone goofs up, and everyone can learn from his or her mistakes.
Expose your kids to a wide range of activities and subjects so they can discover what interests them.
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.
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