1. Hold off with the tons of how was your day questions if your child comes home from school grumpy or tired. You can always get to that later, like at the dinner table.
  2. Make up your own rituals and traditions. Taco Tuesday. Sunday afternoon bike ride. Picking apples in the fall.
  3. Ask your kid to teach you how to do something for a change. And once you get the hang of it, be sure to tell him what a great teacher he is.
  4. Let your child dress up to go to the grocery store. All month if she wants too.
  5. Let your child overhear you saying something wonderful about her.
  6. Stay up late to see the full moon.
  7. Print their childhood photos so they have something wonderful to look at one day.
  8. Don’t be in a hurry to tell your kids to go, they need to vent too.
  9. Cook heart shaped pancakes for breakfast.
  10. Crank up the music in the middle of homework and have a dance party.
  11. Make a secret family handshake.
  12. Hang a whiteboard in her room to leave messages for each other.
  13. Start a pillow fight.
  14. Share your old photos and letters when you were their age.
  15. Thank your child when they do a chore on their own. Even if it is just hanging up a towel or refilling the water jug.

Check out this informative kids book, Understanding Myself.

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