Eat as a family as often as possible. Kids learn by imitating what they see. Source
Anytime that you need your child to let go of something or put it down, encourage them to hand it to you Source
Take care of yourself. If you are tired, ill or just worn out, you cannot be an effective parent. more info
Apologize when you make a mistake. Kids already know we make mistakes, so we might as well admit them when we do. more info
Build your child’s brain and body. Provide healthful meals and explore the library, museums & zoos more info
Talk with & listen to your child. It’s important to make eye contact and use gentle touch when communicating with your child more info
Show kids how tasks should be done. Kids are imitators and they do much better when they are shown how to do something. more info
Set the bar high for your kids. Don’t expect perfection, but do expect them to do their best. more info
Take time to listen to your toddler’s answers. Toddlers have strong opinions and interesting ideas about the world. more info
There is no such thing as allowing your kid to play with your phone ‘just once.’ more info
Set clear limits & enforce consistently. Child needs to know what you expect. But be sure to have time/energy to carry through more info
Avoid over-reacting, raising your voice, or offering false threats. Help your child gain control & trust in your parenting. more info
Avoid name calling and labeling kids, ‘Hyper’, ‘Trouble maker’ or ‘problem child’ Labels don’t help a child’s self-esteem more info
Many parents swear by a warning system to get tots to move from place to place, try a 5 or 10 minute countdown.
Just as you encourage him to triumph, let him learn to fail, too, and then be there for him with hugs and encouragement.
Making little, things routine (ie:singing a song@bedtime or pancakes on the weekends) turns them into special traditions.
Actively listen to your children to find out what’s causing their behavior and help them through difficult moments.
Remember to praise & encourage child for appropriate behavior. Rule of thumb is to give 4 positive comments for 1 reprimand.
Empathizing, instead of minimizing feelings, helps recover more quickly from disappointment & teaches to regulate emotions.
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