Allow young children to make simple choices, such as wearing black socks or red socks.
Set aside one or two nights each week when all family members commit to not scheduling activities outside of the home.
Avoid comparing your children with each other or with kids outside your family.
Set clear limits on your children’s technology use, and make sure that your kids know the consequences for going over the limits.
Ask your child what her or his goals are. Help your child think of how time spent on different activities helps or hinders efforts to reach those goals.
Display your kids’ artwork in your home.
Too often when we’re upset, we focus all of our energy on what we want to say, what we want to teach. Take time to listen to your child.
Whenever you talk with other parents, be sure to tell them what you like about their kids.
Set aside some informal time each day for your family to talk with no distractions, such as a family dinner.
Create traditions with your kids and keep them.
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