Surround yourself with families you admire. Learn what you want and don’t want to do. Be intentional with the choices you make in managing your family.
Angry? Frustrated with your child? Try lowering your voice – speak quietly and slowly and in a quiet place. Lowering your temperature will help lower theirs.
Without pushing or pressuring them, help your kids master something they find challenging. Encourage them and praise them for their effort.
Limit tech time. Look for ways to get your kids involved in activities that are physical, creative and interactive.
Listen. Don’t judge! If your child feels comfortable coming to you with problems, you can help her solve problems and make decisions that she may not be mature enough to make on her own.
Capture in words and photos the moments of your life with your child. Record them, keep them, and share them at the end of the year.
Try new activities to help your child step outside of his or her comfort zone. For example: Conquer a fear of heights with indoor rock climbing.
Empower your child! Listen to his or her ideas and provide appropriate opportunities for your child to participate in decision-making.
Together, create a list of your family’s favorite healthy snacks and meals. Work to integrate these into your regular eating habits to stay healthy.
Set high, but realistic expectations. Make sure you set goals that help your kids reach their personal best.
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