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Parent’s challenge

Letís face it, all parenting is a challenge. This two-week challenge is designed to make each day a bit better than the day before.

Day 1: Go the entire day without raising your voice.

Day 2: Invite your children to cook with you. Sharing the meal prep is a great bonding activity as long as you keep it fun. Washing up is also a great teaching tool.

Day 3: For book time, read a joke book together. Laughing together is music to the heart.

Day 4: While your child is talking today, put aside what you are doing and give them your full attention.

Day 5: Leave love notes for your children to find.

Day 6: Take your children for a walk and talk to them about how much you love them.

Day 7: Put on some music and dance like no one is watching.

Day 8: Look through old photos and keepsakes. Make a family treasure trove if you donít already have one.

Day 9: Hug, Hug, Hug, Hug.

Day 10: No electronics today for anyone. Get out the board games or a pack of cards.

Day 11: Today is one-on-one time with you and your children. Chores can wait.

Day 12: Hang out in your childís bedroom. Check out how they have made their space unique to them.

Day 13: Switch roles for an hour. Let your child be the parent, this is a lot of fun. Itís always good to turn the tables.

Day 14: Let your child own their emotions today. Try not to correct them. Instead look for what is triggering the change for their mood swing.