#13 Provide reassuring routines
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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