Encourage your child to find adults at school who they care about and trust. Teachers. Librarians. Cooks. Aides. Volunteers. School bus drivers. They’re out there.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, talk to your kids about what integrity means, and what it means to stand up for your own values.
Be available for your kids. Be there to listen, to let them vent, to assure them of your faith in them, to accept them “as is,” and to let them have a safe space to work through feelings and issues.
Cooped up inside because of the weather? Do something fun together, such as play a board game or a card game. More cabin fever busters for families >>
Learn if there’s anything that’s making your child feel uncertain or out of control. Find ways to empower your child.
Get to know the friends of your kids. Learn their names. Find out what gets them excited. More tips for being a caring adult in a child’s life >>
Encourage your child to mentor younger children. As children learn to read, they can become book buddies and read aloud to younger children.
Show your care for others as a family. Send an email or card to a friend. Call up grandma or grandpa.
Find ways for every family member to help out with tasks around your home.
Talk about any transitions your family is going through. Discuss how everyone is dealing with the changes.
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