“40 Ways to Show Young People You Care”


1. Notice them.
2. Smile at them.
3. Look them in the eye when you talk with them.
4. Ask them about themselves.
5. Let them tell you how they feel.
6. Tell them what you like about them.
7. Ask their opinions.
8. Seek them out.
9. Give them your undivided attention.
10. Hug them.
11. Notice when they are acting differently.
12. Tolerate their interruptions.
13. Accept them as they are.
14. Tell them how much you like being with them.
15. Make yourself available.
16. Be nice to them.
17. Be honest with them.
18. Keep the promises you make to them.
19. Tell then what you expect of them.
20. Respect them.
21. Believe in them.
22. Make time to be with them.
23. Be excited when you see them.
24. Notice when they grow.
25. Remember their birthdays.
26. Introduce them to your friends.
27. Include them in conversations.
28. Do what they like to do.
29. Listen to their favorite music with them.
30. Read aloud together.
31. Go places together.
32. Build something together.
33. Make decisions together.
34. Help them learn something new.
35. Ask them to help you with something.
36. Encourage them to help others.
37. Let them make mistakes.
38. Admit when you make a mistake.
39. Tell them how proud you are of them.
40. Encourage them to think big.

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