Babies are born trusting in the love of their caregivers. As they grow older, children sometimes need reminders. Give your children some sort of token—a note, perhaps—of your deep love.
Start thanking your kids right away when they do things you appreciate. Even little things.
Tell and show your kids how much you love and care for them by spending time together, asking their opinions, and setting boundaries.
Build your kids up by acknowledging their unique skills and strengths without comparing them with anyone else.
Make it a family practice to count to at least 10 whenever you feel like shouting or using angry, hurtful words.
Hug each member of your family at least once today.
Spend time at home each week, as a family.
Encourage empathy in your children by engaging them in service to the community among people who have less than they do.
Give each child one new job or responsibility and then keep tabs on how they are doing in order to help them learn to do it well.
Don’t expect perfection from yourself, your parenting partner, or your kids.
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