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Tip of the Day March 11

Fri, 2014-03-21 17:31

Ask your child what he or she believes in most. Find out why.

Tip of the Day March 10

Fri, 2014-03-21 08:30

With your child, identify the adults he or she enjoys being with. Then find ways to support these friendships >>

Tip of the Day March 9

Thu, 2014-03-20 17:33

Practice ways your child can resist negative peer pressure. Here are some things for you to try >>

Tip of the Day March 8

Wed, 2014-03-19 17:30

Find out what gets your child excited to jump out of bed in the morning. Start some “spark conversations” with your child >>

Tip of the Day March 7

Mon, 2014-03-17 17:31

Set clear rules for how you want your child to act. Then have clear consequences when those rules are violated.

Does Your Child Have the Flu?

Sun, 2014-03-16 17:34

By: Tina Tan, M.D., Guest Blogger

This flu season is turning into one of the worst in years. Nationwide, several people have died from the flu, and many more have been hospitalized. Influenza affects people of all ages, especially infants and children.

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Tip of the Day March 6

Sat, 2014-03-15 17:34

Attend a cultural event as a family. Become more familiar with people of different backgrounds. Get more tips for teaching kids to value diversity >>

Tip of the Day March 5

Fri, 2014-03-14 17:34

Talk about why spirituality matters to your family or families that you know.

Tip of the Day March 4

Thu, 2014-03-13 17:34

Ask your child about his or her day. Find out the worst thing that happened and the best.

Tip of the Day March 3

Wed, 2014-03-12 17:34

Curl up with your child and a good book today. Or share one of your favorite books with your teenager.

Tip of the Day March 2

Tue, 2014-03-11 17:31

Be spontaneous! Do something different as a family. Use our Family Activity Generator to find ideas >>

Tip of the Day March 1

Mon, 2014-03-10 17:32

Talk to your kids about why they should not use alcohol, smoke, or use drugs—don’t assume they already know why.

Tip of the Day February 28

Sun, 2014-03-09 17:33

Regard each child as a unique and creative individual, avoiding verbal comparisons to their siblings and peers, such as “When your brother was your age…” or “Your friend never does that.”

4 Tips for Talking With Your Child about Values

Sat, 2014-03-08 09:33

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

How do you raise a child with character? By teaching positive values. Values are like an integrated compass—they help point the way to thinking and acting appropriately.

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Tip of the Day February 27

Fri, 2014-03-07 09:30

Respect your teenager’s privacy, but take interest in his or her friends and activities.

Tip of the Day February 26

Thu, 2014-03-06 09:30

Write a thank you note with your child to a teacher, coach, or youth leader for being an important adult in his or her life.

Tip of the Day February 25

Thu, 2014-03-06 09:30

Eliminate pessimistic phrases from your family vocabulary. Replace “It won’t work” with “Why not try it?” Instead of “You can’t do that by yourself,” try “I can help you do that, if you’d like.”

Tip of the Day February 24

Wed, 2014-03-05 09:31

Intentionally start conversations with your kids about honesty, friendships, giving to others, and making tough decisions so that you can hear how their values are taking shape.

Tip of the Day February 23

Tue, 2014-03-04 09:33

Realize that in order to learn from mistakes, children have to make mistakes. Don’t blow up when they make a poor choice. Don’t rescue them from natural consequences.

Tip of the Day February 22

Mon, 2014-03-03 09:31

Help your children understand the difference between what we can and can’t control. For example, we can control what we say and do; we can’t control what other people say and do.