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Tip of the Day July 30

Sat, 2014-08-09 08:31

Childproof all places where kids play and hang out. Keep them safe.

Tip of the Day July 29

Fri, 2014-08-08 08:34

Don’t let cute behavior or your kids’ impish grins make you back down on boundaries. Be firm.

Tip of the Day July 28

Thu, 2014-08-07 08:34

Take a family vacation from chores. Declare one Saturday or Sunday “no chores and no errand day.” Then do something fun together.

Tip of the Day July 27

Wed, 2014-08-06 08:35

Find ways to connect with other parents. Get to know them as you watch your kids’ activities.

Tip of the Day July 26

Tue, 2014-08-05 08:32

Encourage your kids to state their views and opinions about issues. Ask questions about what they think, and be supportive of their independent thinking.

Tip of the Day July 25

Mon, 2014-08-04 08:32

Notice when kids become jealous of other kids. Help them understand and work through their jealousy.

Tip of the Day July 24

Sun, 2014-08-03 08:30

Talk with your kids about what they’re seeing in movies and TV shows. Point out what you admire—and what you don’t. Explain why.

Seven Tips to Cultivate Love of Reading in Your Children

Sat, 2014-08-02 08:30

By Sarah Willis, Guest Blogger

Reading rates among children have declined over the years. Fortunately, parents can greatly influence children’s reading habits and set kids on the path to becoming lifelong lovers of books.

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Tip of the Day July 23

Fri, 2014-08-01 08:32

Have predictable times for kids to eat, sleep, play, and relax. Kids thrive with routine.

Tip of the Day July 22

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:30

Help kids learn how to balance their schedules so they’re not overbooking or under-booking themselves.

Tip of the Day July 21

Wed, 2014-07-30 08:34

Maintain a warm, caring relationship with your kids even when they frustrate you.

Tip of the Day July 20

Tue, 2014-07-29 08:31

Encourage your child to participate in activities that nurture their spirit.

Tip of the Day July 19

Mon, 2014-07-28 08:31

Act in ways that you want your children to act. Don’t just tell them what to do and what not to do.

Tip of the Day July 18

Sun, 2014-07-27 08:31

When you take your kids shopping, be clear about the budget and what you will and will not buy. Otherwise, it’s easy for kids to pressure you to buy on impulse.

Tip of the Day July 17

Sat, 2014-07-26 08:34

Get your child a library card in her or his name and go there often to check out books.

Tip of the Day July 16

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:31

Monitor your kids to keep them safe—and to know what they’re up to. Keep track of them in ways that show kids you’re interested in them, not waiting for them to make a mistake.

Connect with Your Kids While Logging Miles: Purposeful Parenting Tips for Long and Short Car Trips

Thu, 2014-07-24 08:34

By: Becky Post

Many families spend a lot of time in vehicles in the summer, whether it involves a long driving trip or running kids to soccer tournaments. July is National Purposeful Parenting Month and a perfect time to connect with your children occurs in the car.

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Tip of the Day July 15

Thu, 2014-07-24 08:34

Play with your children, letting them choose the type of play.

Tip of the Day July 14

Wed, 2014-07-23 08:32

Answer your kids’ questions. If you don’t know the answer, research it until you do.

Tip of the Day July 13

Tue, 2014-07-22 08:30

When you disagree with your kids, point out that you still care about them and that disagreements don’t cancel out love.