Talk with other parents of kids your kids’ age. Compare notes, styles. And recognize that everyone does things a little different and that’s okay.
Tell your kids you love them.
Encourage your kids to express their feelings, especially sadness, through music, drawing, or writing.
When your kids have successes, celebrate them, but don’t overdo it. Let them know that success is just one part of being a good person.
Support your kids’ own interests rather than trying to channel them into yours.
Get involved in service to others as a family. Talk about why you do it and what it’s like.
Take good care of your own health and well-being in order to be the best parent you can be.
Limit your kids’ exposure to marketing by limiting their screen time. When they do watch, talk about the promotions and other ads they see.
Practice communicating with your kids. If you don’t know how, start with a “question of the day” that you discuss with each family member.
Engage your kids in helping keep your home a healthy, safe place to be. Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors regularly, and have an escape plan in case of fire.
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