Be silly with your kids. Make funny faces. Create silly noises. Find ways to giggle.
Remind your kids to do their homework and to do all of it well.
Explore family activities that your community has to offer.
Advocate for family-friendly policies at your place of work.
Find ways to help your kids connect with your extended family: grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and others.
Teach your kids how to make good decisions. Explain that good decisions sometimes entail changing your mind.
When your rules differ from others, point that out and explain why you have the rules that you do.
Notice when your kids become empathetic. Point out that you like this, and encourage their empathy to grow.
When your kids get mad, help them to calm down. Then encourage them to say what made them mad. Then find solutions that work for them.
Thank the adults around you who make a difference in the lives of your kids.
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