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150 Ways To Show Kids You Care

1. Notice them. 76. Let them act their age.
2. Smile a lot. 77. Praise more; criticize less.
3. Acknowledge them. 78. Be consistent.
4. Learn their names. 79. Admit when you make a mistake.
5. Seek them out. 80. Enjoy your time together.
6. Remember their birthday. 81. Give them a special nickname.
7. Ask them about themselves. 82. Marvel at what they can do.
8. Look in their eyes when you talk to them. 83. Tell them how proud you are of them.
9. Listen to them. 84. Pamper them.
10. Play with them. 85. Unwind together.
11. Read aloud together. 86. Be happy.
12. Giggle together. 87. Ask them to help you.
13. Be nice. 88. Support them.
14. Say yes a lot. 89. Applaud their successes.
15. Tell them their feelings are okay. 90. Deal with problems and conflicts while they're still small.
16. Set boundaries that keep them safe. 91. Chaperone a dance.
17. Be honest. 92. Tell them stories in which they are the hero.
18. Be yourself. 93. Believe in them.
19. Listen to their stories. 94. Nurture them with good food, good words, and good fun.
20. Hug them. 95. Be flexible.
21. Forget your worries sometimes and concentrate only on them. 96. Delight in their uniqueness.
22. Notice when they're acting differently. 97. Let the make mistakes.
23. Present options when they seek your counsel. 98. Notice when they grow.
24. Play outside together. 99. Wave and honk when you drive by them.
25. Surprise them. 100. Give them immediate feedback.
26. Stay with them when they're afraid. 101. Include them in conversations.
27. Invite them over for juice. 102. Respect them.
28. Suggest better behaviors when they act out. 103. Join in their adventures.
29. Feed them when they're hungry. 104. Visit their schools.
30. Delight in their discoveries. 105. Help them learn something new.
31. Share their excitement. 106. Be understanding when they have a difficult day.
32. Send them a letter or postcard. 107. Give them good choices.
33. Follow them when they lead. 108. Respect the choices they make.
34. Notice when they're absent. 109. Be silly together.
35. Call them to say hello. 110. Hang out together.
36. Hide surprises for them to find. 111. Make time to be with them.
37. Give them space when they need it. 112. Inspire their creativity.
38. Contribute to their collections. 113. Accept them as they are.
39. Discuss their dreams and nightmares. 114. Become their advocate.
40. Laugh at their jokes. 115. Appreciate their personality.
41. Be relaxed. 116. Talk openly with them.
42. Kneel, squat, or sit you're at their eye level. 117. Tolerate their interruptions.
43. Answer their questions,. 118. Trust them.
44. Tell them how terrific they are. 119. Share a secret.
45. Create a tradition with them and keep it. 120. Write a chalk message on their sidewalk.
46. Learn what they have to teach. 121. Create a safe, open environment.
47. Use your ears more than your mouth. 122. Be available.
48. Make yourself available. 123. Cheer their accomplishments.
49. Show up at their concerts, games, and events. 124. Encourage them to help others.
50. Find a common interest. 125. Tackle new tasks together.
51. Hold hands during a walk. 126. Believe what they say.
52. Apologize when you've done something wrong. 127. Help them take a stand and stand with them.
53. Listen to their favorite music with them. 128. Daydream with them.
54. Keep the promises you make. 129. Do what they like to do.
55. Wave and smile when you part. 130. Make decisions together.
56. Display their artwork in your home. 131. Magnify their magnificence.
57. Thank them. 132. Build something together.
58. Point our what you like about them. 133. Encourage them to think big.
59. Clip magazine pictures or articles that interest them. 134. Celebrate their firsts and lasts, such as the first school day.
60. Give them lots of compliments. 135. Go places together.
61. Catch them doing something right. 136. Welcome their suggestions.
62. Encourage win-win solutions. 137. Visit them when they're sick.
63. Give them your undivided attention. 138. Tape record a message for them.
64. Ask for their opinion. 139. Help them learn from mistakes.
65. Have fun together. 140. Be sincere.
66. Be curious with them. 141. Introduce them to people of excellence.
67. Introduce them to your friends and family. 142. Tell them what you expect of them.
68. Tell them how much you like being with them. 143. Give them your phone number.
69. Let them solve most of their own problems. 144. Introduce them to new experiences.
70. Meet their friends. 145. Share a meal together.
71. Meet their parents. 146. Talk directly together.
72. Let them tell you how they feel. 147. Be spontaneous.
73. Help them become an expert at something. 148. Expect their best; don't expect perfection.
74. Be excited when you see them. 149. Empower them to help and be themselves.
75. Tell them about yourself. 150. Love them, no matter what.

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