Would you like to deepen healthy communication patterns with your family?
Pro-tip #1 Choose a time when your family is all together(dinner or bedtime) and create a ritual of sharing and listening to each family member tell about "the rose" and "the thorn" of their day. This can be as simple as sharing and asking for the "best" and the "hardest" part of the day. Note: the "hardest" part of the day is not the same as the "worst". Sometimes the best and the hardest are the same thing!
On April Fool's Day:
Pro-tip #2 Play a simple joke on your child(ren) and say, April Fool's! Then enjoy letting them trick you and joke you for the rest of the day. Once we played this with a preschool class, and they all thought we said, "April Foods!" So everything they ate a lunch, they yelled out, "April Foods!" So fun...
Pro-tip#2 Give your child a spoon and tell them to sneak it into someone else's back pocket.
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