Teach your kids how to make good decisions. Explain that good decisions sometimes entail changing your mind.
When your rules differ from others, point that out and explain why you have the rules that you do.
Notice when your kids become empathetic. Point out that you like this, and encourage their empathy to grow.
When your kids get mad, help them to calm down. Then encourage them to say what made them mad. Then find solutions that work for them.
Thank the adults around you who make a difference in the lives of your kids.
Give your kids more ways to participate in your family’s spiritual practices and traditions.
Talk about news that reflects your values. Explain why.
Use cloth napkins instead of paper ones. Have each family member use a napkin ring that’s unique so you can use the napkins a few times between washings.
Get to know the parents of your kids’ friends. Find out what you have in common.
Visit a childrens’ museum, a fine arts museum, or an art gallery. See what interests your kids.
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