Know your parenting potholes, such as arguing with your kids in unproductive ways or avoiding important issues. Work to avoid falling in them.
Tell your kids you’re proud of them today. Be specific when you tell them why.
Ask your kids silly questions to jumpstart their imaginations. Ask: What would people look like if they chewed with their noses? Or what would our pet say if he or she spoke English?
Keep up with the current issues that parents face today. It’s better to be aware of issues and talk about them with your kids—before they possibly affect your family.
If you want to change a number of your child’s behaviors, focus on only one at a time. You’re more likely to succeed that way.
Encourage your kids to travel by reading books that take them to new places.
Laugh at your kids’ jokes. Encourage them to develop a healthy sense of humor.
Do something unusual to make family mealtimes more fun. Have a picnic on the floor in your living room.
Encourage family members to get enough sleep and to develop healthy bedtime routines.
Sometimes when siblings fight, they’re battling for your attention. How can you give each child a bit more one-on-one time with you?
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