Volunteer with a young person in a way that matters. Plant bulbs in the fall. Bake cookies for someone who is sick.
Notice when kids do the right thing. Tell kids that you’re proud of them.
Stand up for young people who don’t have the same rights (or access) as other kids.
Learn the rules your child’s school has. Create consistent rules between home and school.
When kids fight, intervene. Encourage them to cool down and then talk about why they’re upset.
Invite a young person to do an activity with you, such as baking, gardening, or shooting hoops.
Children can be terrified of conversing with adults. Help them practice by including them in conversations with your adult friends and family members.
Talk with other parents of kids your kids’ age. Compare notes, styles. And recognize that everyone does things a little different and that’s okay.
Tell your kids you love them.
Encourage your kids to express their feelings, especially sadness, through music, drawing, or writing.
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