Be spontaneous. Do something different as a family. Take a walk and do part of it backward, sideways—or by zigzagging or skipping.
Talk about the transitions your family is going through. Discuss how everyone is dealing with the changes.
Cook a healthy meal with your family. Then enjoy the meal together.
Work together with kids to make the environment better. Recycle. Use energy-efficient light bulbs. Walk more. Drive less.
Be honest with kids. They know when you’re stretching the truth.
Get to know the friends of your kids. Learn their names. Find out what their interests are.
Talk about why kids should not use alcohol, smoke, or use drugs.
Attend a youth sports game, concert, or other youth activity. Cheer on the kids that you know.
Learn the names of the kids in your neighborhood. Say hi to them when you see them.
Tell a young person about a subject (or topic) that gets you excited. Explain why it matters to you.
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