Making Your Family Thrive | Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 20, 2011

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Taken from the following article at Missouri KidsFirst, here are 10 ways you can help your family thrive. Remember, strong families help prevent the cycle of child abuse and neglect!

1. Take care of yourself first and you’ll take better care of others.

2. Play and laugh with your children.

3. Compliment your kids on the good things they do.

4. Let your kids be kids.

5. Admit your mistakes and say you’re sorry.

6. Turn off the TV.

7. Ask for help when you need it.

8. Trust your instincts.

9. Meet your children’s friends—and their friends’ parents.

10. Accept that you don’t have to be perfect; just be real.