Establish a family growth mindset. Parenting is a craft that takes practice, patience, and honing. So if you have a bad day where you missed the mark, note the misstep and try again tomorrow. Asking for a do-over is always appropriate—whether you’re a grown-up or a kid.
Ask your child what would make his school experience more enjoyable, and see if there’s anything you can do to help. The more your child enjoys going to school, the more engaged he or she will be.
Tip of the Day August 30
Decide on a quick family getaway to celebrate the end of summer. Visit an amusement park, a state park, or a water park, and have fun as a family.
Tip of the Day August 29
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Tip of the Day August 28
Let your child throw a pizza party! Buy pizza crust and sauce, then let your kid top it with a unique combo of cheese, meat and veggies. Try a fruit pizza, too, using cream cheese, berries and bananas. These perfect pizzas are sure to draw lots of ooohs and aaaahs from your dinner guests!