When disaster or tragedy strikes, respond positively as a family. Volunteer. Donate money. Help out in some way.
Exercise together as a family. Go for family walks. Swim at a community pool. Play games.
Place parental controls on what your kids can access through the Internet and on cable. Tips for keeping kids safe online >>
When you see news that goes against your values, talk about that with your kids. Help them learn from other people’s mistakes.
Show your kids how to budget their money so that they know how to use money well. Tips for talking about money with your kids >>
Help your kids to cope well when bad things happen. Teach them how to be resilient >>
Notice when your kids are acting differently and talk to them about it.
Ask other parents about family activities they enjoy doing. Then try something they recommend.
It’s okay to get overwhelmed from time to time as a parent. Be patient with yourself.
Give young people appropriate and important responsibilities within the family. For example, ask a younger child to help an adult do laundry, or ask an older child to prepare a meal.
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