Intermediate, ages 2-16
Children sometimes misbehave because of stressful changes in their lives. When their routine is disturbed, provide children with dependable, reassuring experiences.
✔ Parents take the time to eat breakfast with their young grade-school child. Before she leaves for school, one or both of the parents give her a hug.
✔ Every evening, before his son goes to sleep, father reads a bedtime story.
✔ Father takes his teenage daughter out to lunch at least once a week.
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