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This cheerful print came from an extremely popular post on Creative With Kids called “100 Ways to be Kind to Your Child“. This print gives you a visual reminder of the simple ways you can connect and show love to kids.

18" x 24" (46 cm. x 61 cm) Print - This size make the smaller text on this print an easy size for reading and makes a beautiful statement in your home or business.

• Small Prints (9" x 12") can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/232260107/small-100-ways-to-be-kind-to-your-child

Brand new design! Due to screen differences it's hard to show the exact colors. The background is a very light cream, the yellow areas are closer to yellow than orange. The red is nearly true red, leaning a titch toward red-orange.

Designed by Brent Almond of Design Nut, the new 2015 edition has classic colors and intriguing art that will fit in playfully by the kids room, or artfully in the dining room or office.

Hang it in a playroom or a classroom to have an easy to glance at list of simple yet powerful ways you can add love and connection to your days. You’ll also be reminded of all the good things you’re doing already!

18×24 is a standard frame size and the matte printing makes the text beautifully easy to read.

“I love the poster. It helps me to remember the important things when I am having a really bad day.” ~T. Mazzei via Etsy

100 Ways to be Kind to Your Child
©Alissa Marquess, originally published on creativewithkids.com


Tell your child:

1. I love you.
2. I love you no matter what.
3. I love you even when you are angry at me.
4. I love you even when I am angry with you.
5. I love you when you are far way. My love for you can reach you wherever you are.
6. If I could pick any 4 year old (5 year old, 6 year old…) in the whole wide world, I’d pick you.
7. I love you to the moon and then around the stars and back again.
8. Thank you.
9. I enjoyed playing with you today.
10. My favorite part of the day was when I was with you and we _______.

Share:
11. The story of their birth or adoption.
12. About how you cuddled them when they were a baby.
13. The story of their name.
14. A story about yourself when you were their age.
15. The story of how their grandparents met.
16. What your favorite color is.
17. That sometimes you struggle too.
18. That when you’re holding hands and you give three squeezes, it’s a secret code that means, “I love you”.
19. What the plan is.
20. What you’re doing right now.

Play:
21. Charades
22. Hop Scotch
23. Board Games
24. Hide & Seek
25. Simon Says
26. Twenty Questions
27. I Spy on long car rides
28. Catch

Pretend:
29. To catch their kiss and put it on your cheek.
30. That they have a giggle tank. Does it need filling?
31. That their high five is so powerful it nearly knocks you over.
32. That you are super ticklish.
33. That you are explorers in the amazing world of your own backyard.
34. That it’s party day!

Try:
35. To get enough sleep.
36. To drink enough water.
37. To eat decent food.
38. Dressing in a way that makes you feel confident and comfortable.
39. Calling a friend the next time you feel like you are about to lose it with the kids.
40. Giving a gentle touch to show approval.
41. Dancing in the kitchen.
42. To get your kids to bop to the music with you in the car.
43. Showing your kids that you can do a somersault or handstand or a cartwheel.
44. Keeping the sigh to yourself.
45. Using a kind voice, even if you have to fake it.

Read:
46. A book of silly poems.
47. A story and then act out the plot.
48. Your favorite childhood book to them.
49. When the afternoon is starting to go astray.
50. Outside under a tree.
51. In the library kids corner.
52. The comic book they love that you’re not so hot on.
53. About age appropriate behavior so you can keep your expectations realistic.

Listen:
54. To your child in the car.
55. To silly songs together.
56. For that question that means your child really needs your input.
57. One second longer than you think you have patience for.
58. For the feelings behind your child’s words.

Ask:
59. Why do you think that happens?
60. What do you think would happen if______?
61. How shall we find out?
62. What are you thinking about?
63. What was your favorite part of the day?
64. What do you think this tastes like?

Show:
65. Your child how to do something instead of banning them from it.
66. How to whistle with a blade of grass.
67. How to shuffle cards- make a bridge if you can!
68. How to cut food.
69. How to fold laundry.
70. How to look up information when you don’t know the answer.
71. Affection to your spouse.
72. That taking care of yourself is important.

Take Time:
73. To watch construction sites.
74. To look at the birds.
75. To let your child pour ingredients into the bowl.
76. To walk places together.
77. To dig in the dirt together.
78. To do a task at your child’s pace.
79. To just sit with your child while they play.

Trust:
80. That your child is capable.
81. That you are the right parent for your child.
82. That you are enough.
83. That you can do what is right for your family.

Delight:
84. Clean your child’s room as a surprise.
85. Put chocolate chips in the pancakes.
86. Put a love note in their lunch.
87. Make their snack into a smiley face shape.
88. Make sound effects while you help them do something.
89. Sit on the floor with them to play.

Let Go:
90. Of the guilt.
91. Of how you thought it was going to be.
92. Of your need to be right.

Give:
93. A kind look.
94. A smile when your child walks into the room.
95. A kind touch back when your child touches you.
96. The chance to connect before you correct so that your child can actually hear your words.
97. Your child a chance to work out their frustrations before helping them.
98. A bath when the day feels long.
99. A hug.
100. You get to choose the next one! What is your favorite way to be kind to your child?

“One hundred ways to be kind to your child”… Am so happy to have this poster by @alissamarquess framed and hung on our kitchen wall. I stop and read ideas on it at least once a day and feel like it’s helping me be a better mother (especially more patient and kind when I’m feeling frustrated).”
~Jean Van’t Hul of The Artful Parent via Instagram

100 Ways to Be Kind to Your Child Print 18x24"

$19.99

Overview

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  • Materials: 100lb Matte Photo Paper, 8 Color Print Process, Love
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