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Advice from Kids About Parenting

Parent and author J.S. Salt met with more than one thousand kids (ages 6-12). He asked them to write: "If I could tell my parents how to raise me, I'd tell them..."

The result is Always Kiss Me Goodnight: Instructions on Raising the Perfect Parent — by 147 Kids Who Know, written by the "experts" in their own words. Take a look!

  1. "Think when you were a kid and not yell so much." —Joe. See what experts think about yelling.

  2. "Be proud of me, even if I didn't get all the answers correct." —Sachi. Here's how to deal with that less-than-perfect report card.

  3. "Tell me a story about when you were a child." —Stephanie. Give the kids a family history lesson.

  4. "Let me have a sleepover." —Jessica. During the sleepover, try some of these activities.

  5. "Say, 'It would help if you do it this way,' instead of, 'You're doing it wrong.'" —Linden. See why positive reinforcement works.

  6. "Don't spoil me and then later yell at me for being spoiled." —Ariel. See how rewards can hurt more than help.

  7. "Attend all of my special occasions." —Greg. Getting involved is important!

  8. "Tuck me in and read to me." —Shawn. Looking for something to read? Try the Parent and Kid Book Club.

  9. "If you get mad, remember to forgive me." —Suzanne. Forgiving is the best way to move on.

  10. "Never forget to kiss me goodnight". —Lauren. Here are other ways to show your kids you love them.
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