Parent with your spouse or partner. Create a united front so that kids know what to expect (instead of who to play against whom).
Try to take a family photo at least once a year. Consider including your pets.
Ask your child to draw a picture of your family. Then display it in your home or office.
Keep in touch with family members who are far away via email, postal mail, video voice calls through the Internet, and other creative ways.
Make sure kids wear helmets when riding bikes, trikes, and skateboards.
Know your parenting potholes, such as arguing with your kids in unproductive ways or avoiding important issues. Work to avoid falling in them.
Tell your kids you’re proud of them today. Be specific when you tell them why.
Ask your kids silly questions to jumpstart their imaginations. Ask: What would people look like if they chewed with their noses? Or what would our pet say if he or she spoke English?
Keep up with the current issues that parents face today. It’s better to be aware of issues and talk about them with your kids—before they possibly affect your family.
If you want to change a number of your child’s behaviors, focus on only one at a time. You’re more likely to succeed that way.
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