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.
Cook a healthy meal with your family. Then enjoy the meal together.
Work together with kids to make the environment better. Recycle. Use energy-efficient light bulbs. Walk more. Drive less.
Be honest with kids. They know when you’re stretching the truth.
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