Give them undivided attention whenever possible.
Dr. Reckmeyer urges parents to think about the number of times a child says to their parent, "Watch me!" Children just want to know that their parents and teachers are paying attention to them. "Give your kids that undivided attention as much as you can. You don’t even have to say anything, and sometimes that’s what’s best — bite your tongue, listen to them, and appreciate being there with them."