Help kids learn how to balance their schedules so they’re not overbooking or under booking how they spend their time.
Model safe driving to your kids. Don’t text. Don’t talk on a cell phone. Focus only on the road (and talking calmly with your kids) while your drive.
Help your kids get organized in their rooms and at school. Find organizational tools that they’ll use.
Consider re-arranging your kids’ room to help them feel like they’re getting something new—without paying a cent.
Check on your kids’ dental routine. How often do they brush? How long do they brush? (Two minutes is ideal.) Do they floss every day?
Clown around with your kids in ways that make them laugh. If you’re stumped, consider getting a Whoopee Cushion.
Become a partner in your child’s education by getting to know your kids’ teachers.
Talk about which social concerns are most important to you and your children. Choose one to learn more about and work on.
Play with children, letting them choose the type of play.
Have predictable times for kids to eat, sleep, play, and relax. Kids thrive with routine.
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