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4.4 Activity with Your Children

Children can have boundless energy for new things. It is in some ways an untapped natural resource comparable to wind, solar and geothermal.

Make a chart with your kids about some way to improve family life. It could be as simple as three lists, one for kind comments, one for neutral and one for negative. I did this with my kids back when rudeness was threatening to take over and was astonished at the transformation. I did not even offer any prizes, but when the marks in the negative column started adding up for all to see, kids began flinging compliments and appreciations like there was no tomorrow. It was playful and brought new energy to our home.