Make a paper chain out of construction paper (with one link for each day) to count down to a holiday or other special occasion. Remove one link each day.
When kids get frustrated, offer them encouragement, support, and ideas on how to get unstuck.
No matter how you feel, smile and be happy whenever you see a child.
Find music from different parts of the world and listen to it as a family.
Teach kids to use “I messages.” Encourage them to say, “I’m mad” instead of “You make me mad.”
Make books and magazines a part of your everyday family life. Make time for reading every day.
Allow your kids to develop at their own speed. Don’t push them and don’t hold them back.
Partner with your child’s caregivers so that you’re both bringing out the best in your child.
Spend time with your kids in a way that you both enjoy.
Encourage your kids to be grateful. Teach them to say thank you when they’re the recipients of something nice. Have them write thank-you notes for gifts.
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