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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.

Tip of the Day July 12

Mon, 2014-07-21 08:33

Give kids an allowance so they can learn how to manage money while they’re young.

Tip of the Day July 11

Sun, 2014-07-20 08:31

Do something unusual to make family mealtimes more fun. Have a picnic outside or on the floor in your living room.

Tip of the Day July 10

Sat, 2014-07-19 08:33

Get your kids outside. Splash in puddles. Run around the yard or playground. Organize a neighborhood game night. Get out and move.

Tip of the Day July 9

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:32

Ask your kids what they worry about. Then address their concerns.

Tip of the Day July 8

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:30

Model safe driving to your kids. Don’t text or use your cell phone. Focus only on the road (and talking calmly with your kids) while you drive.

Tip of the Day July 7

Wed, 2014-07-16 08:31

Consider re-arranging your kids’ rooms to help them feel like they’re getting something new—without paying a cent.

Tip of the Day July 6

Wed, 2014-07-16 08:31

Involve your kids when planning vacations, getaways, and reunions. They often have great ideas about what to do.

Tip of the Day July 5

Tue, 2014-07-15 08:34

If you have more than one child, make sure you’re not giving one child more attention than another. Kids notice.

Tip of the Day July 4

Sun, 2014-07-13 08:33

Actively honor the 4th of July with your kids by attending a parade, talking to a veteran, or visit those who don’t have the day off (police officers, fire fighters, etc.) and take them treats to thank them for their service.

Tip of the Day July 3

Sat, 2014-07-12 08:31

Ask your kids silly questions to jumpstart their imaginations.

Tip of the Day July 2

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:34

Give your kids some downtime to choose what they want to do.

Tip of the Day July 1

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:34

Need a summer project to do with your kids? Grow food you can eat like herbs, tomatoes, carrots, or strawberries. All you need is some dirt, a pot, and seeds.

Tip of the Day June 30

Thu, 2014-07-10 08:34

Help your kids clean their rooms. Put on music they like and dance (or sing) as your work. Getting your kids to do household chores >>

Tip of the Day June 29

Wed, 2014-07-09 08:31

Stop power struggles with your kids by remaining calm. Then offer choices to break log jams.

Tip of the Day June 28

Tue, 2014-07-08 08:30

Break new tasks into small, manageable steps that children can master without becoming too frustrated.

Tip of the Day June 27

Mon, 2014-07-07 08:32

Recognize the major, positive influence you have on your kids—and on the kids around you.

Tip of the Day June 26

Sun, 2014-07-06 08:32

Talk with your kids when they make money mistakes. (All of them do!) Discuss how to make better money choices next time.

Tip of the Day June 25

Sat, 2014-07-05 08:34

Soothe your kids when they get upset. Teach them how to calm themselves down in healthy ways.

Tip of the Day June 24

Fri, 2014-07-04 08:31

Eat a meal as a family. Encourage everyone to talk. Ask about what they’re interested in or what gets them excited.