Ask your child which friends attend a religious congregation. Talk about why spirituality matters to certain families.
Attend a cultural event. Become more familiar with people of different backgrounds.
Encourage your child to slow down with his or her homework. If your child doesn’t have homework, learn something together.
Notice what your child’s friends are doing right. Talk about the good ways friends influence each other.
Find out what your child looks forward to the most about getting older.
As a family, show your care for others. Send an email (or e-greeting) to a friend. Call up grandma or grandpa.
Find ways for every family member to help out with tasks around your home.
Ask your child about his or her day. Find out the worst thing that happened—and the best.
Be spontaneous. Do something different as a family. Take a walk and do part of it backward, sideways—or by zigzagging or skipping.
Talk about the transitions your family is going through. Discuss how everyone is dealing with the changes.
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