Try a new board game, such as Run Wild, Sort It Out, Shake Up, or Murder Mystery Mansion.
Maintain a warm, caring relationship with your kids even when they frustrate you.
Encourage your kids to state their views and opinions about issues. Ask questions about what they think, and be supportive of their independent thinking.
Find ways to connect with other parents. Get to know them as you watch your kids’ activities.
Notice when kids become jealous of other kids. Help them understand and work through their jealousy.
Act in ways that you want your children to act. Don’t just tell them what to do and what not to do.
Childproof all places where kids play and hang out. Keep them safe.
When you take your kids shopping, be clear about the budget and what you will and will not buy. Otherwise, it’s easy for kids to pressure you to buy on impulse.
Get your child a library card in her or her name. Go the library often and check out books.
Answer kids’ questions. If you don’t know the answer, research it until you do.
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