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Tip of the Day September 12

Sun, 2014-09-21 08:35

Help your kids to set healthy boundaries so that when someone pressures them to do something against their values and beliefs, they’re more likely to say no.

Tip of the Day September 11

Sat, 2014-09-20 08:31

Be low-key when you’re around kids. Kids tend to gravitate toward calm adults who listen to them.

Tip of the Day September 10

Fri, 2014-09-19 08:33

Help your child find ways to learn more about a subject that really interests her or him. For example, you might invite an animal lover to watch a documentary about a favorite animal or visit a local veterinarian.

Tip of the Day September 9

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:33

When your children are excited about something, share their excitement.

Tip of the Day September 8

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:33

Encourage your children to evaluate friends and heroes in terms of their positive or negative influence.

Tip of the Day September 7

Wed, 2014-09-17 08:32

Encourage your child to take a leadership role in your community.

Tip of the Day September 6

Tue, 2014-09-16 08:34

Connect your children with adults who have useful wisdom, such as money management skills or career advice.

Three Ways to Celebrate ‘Gram & Gramps’ on National Grandparents’ Day

Mon, 2014-09-15 08:31

By Samantha MacDonald, Web & Social Media Specialist,

Did you know that over half of grandparents say that being a grandparent is “the single most important and satisfying thing in their life”?

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Tip of the Day September 5

Sun, 2014-09-14 08:31

Model the values you want to pass on to your children. For example, do service projects together as a family. Talk about why you do it.

Tip of the Day September 4

Sat, 2014-09-13 08:34

Let your kids know that you recognize and appreciate their talents, capabilities, and discoveries.

Tip of the Day September 3

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:33

Give your kids space and respect their privacy when they need it.

Tip of the Day September 2

Thu, 2014-09-11 08:31

Ask your child to imagine a hobby or activity he or she might enjoy now and as an adult. Help your child take steps to start doing it (if they’re not already).

Tip of the Day September 1

Wed, 2014-09-10 08:31

Share stories with your kids about what life was like for you as a young person (dating, school, family, friendships, etc.). Talking about these things may show that you have an understanding of what life is like for them.

Tip of the Day August 31

Tue, 2014-09-09 08:34

Schedule a monthly family movie night. Take turns picking films, and allow plenty of time for discussion afterward.

Tip of the Day August 30

Mon, 2014-09-08 08:32

Look for opportunities—in the car, while doing chores together, or at the dinner table—to ask questions about your child’s classes and teachers.

Tip of the Day August 29

Sun, 2014-09-07 08:32

Plan and prepare a meal with one of your children. Invite your child’s friend to join you.

Tip of the Day August 28

Sat, 2014-09-06 08:31

If your child is reluctant to talk about school, try talking to her or his teacher; if there is a problem in the classroom, your child’s teacher can fill you in on the details.

Tip of the Day August 27

Fri, 2014-09-05 08:32

Ask your children and their friends to select a service project. Schedule an event where they can all volunteer together.

Tip of the Day August 26

Thu, 2014-09-04 17:33

Ask what your child thinks of school—some have a strong attachment, while others feel uncomfortable or unattached. Ask your son or daughter which part of school is his or her favorite. (Don’t be surprised if your children answer “recess” or “lunch.”)

Tip of the Day August 25

Thu, 2014-09-04 08:34

Find out if there is another adult who has connected well with your own child. Have they bonded over sports? Do they like the same music? If you can afford it, buy them tickets to attend an event together.