Read the newspaper’s comics as a family. Enjoy a good laugh together.
Allow your kids to express all feelings, but be clear about appropriate ways to do so.
Monitor your child’s stress levels. Each child reacts to stress differently, so become acquainted with how they act under stress.
Encourage your kids to cut down on drinking soda pop since it raises their risk for developing cavities and diabetes.
Volunteer at your child’s school or preschool in a way that you enjoy.
Make a list of five reasons you became a parent. Read it on a hard parenting day.
When kids ask questions about sex, answer accurately and simply. Be open to their questions.
Teach your kids how to care for a special item, but don’t expect them to care for living things (such as pets and plants) all by themselves.
Feel free to be crabby from time to time. Parenting can be stressful.
Develop your child’s creativity. Brainstorm ideas together. Encourage your child to consider different ways of doing things—instead of the first idea that comes along.
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