As a family, talk about how you hope your lives will be in six months, a year, five years, ten years. This helps teach your child that a vision is the first step of a plan.
Your child has a beginner’s mind for many tasks and situations. Try to let them find their own approach to each, rather than dictating the “right way.”
Go along with one of the big dreams your kids have. You never know what might happen . . .
Play lovely music at your next family meal.
When you make a mistake or mess something up, talk to your kids about it. Let them know that everybody makes mistakes sometimes, and what’s important is how you deal with the consequences.
The next time your child talks with you, look her or him directly in the eye and pay close attention to the words you hear and the hidden messages you sense.
Let your children see you cry when you are sad. It will help them know that their own emotions are normal and healthy.
Bring your children to an interactive science museum or to a group class at your local library.
Help your child learn one new life skill this week by asking her or him to work with you on a task or project.
Make a list of five reasons that your kids are lucky to be part of your family. Don’t show it to them; just keep it as a reminder for a day when you need a little boost in your confidence.
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