Encourage your kids to be grateful. Teach them to say thank you when they’re the recipients of something nice. Have them write thank-you notes for gifts.
Vote for political candidates that support education, family-friendly work policies, and asset-building practices.
Get close to young children. Squat. Sit on the floor. Kneel down so that you can interact with them eye to eye.
When your kids lie, say, “people in our family tell the truth.” Be clear that you value honesty.
Model how much you enjoy learning. Tell your kids what you learned today and why you found it interesting.
Physically touch your child today. Snuggle with a young child. Touch the shoulder or the back of your teenager.
Cheer on kids when they show you they’ve done something new, such as riding a bike, playing an instrument, or skipping.
Vote for school board members who are about kids, education, and asset building.
Treat kids equally—no matter what their circumstances or abilities are.
When parenting gets hard, don’t give up and don’t back down. Find others who can support you.
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