10 Ways to Be a More Positive Parent

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Set A Good Example

As you show your child what you'd like him to do, explain why you're doing what you're doing. Providing explanations is very helpful when teaching patience and social skills, and helps kids connect their feelings with words. "It's really hard for me to wait for a turn on the swing. I want to run up there right now, but I'll wait until Sarah's done."