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Tip of the Day August 11

Thu, 2014-08-21 08:32

Say more positive things to your family than negative ones.

Tip of the Day August 10

Wed, 2014-08-20 08:32

Ask your children what they like and don’t like about their daily routines. Together figure out changes to improve them.

Tip of the Day August 9

Tue, 2014-08-19 08:31

Find a way to celebrate the first day—or first week—of school. By making it a celebration, you’re showing your kids that you value their education.

Tip of the Day August 8

Mon, 2014-08-18 08:32

Accept your kids as they are.

Tip of the Day August 7

Sun, 2014-08-17 08:32

If you haven’t started already, begin helping your child get into a school routine. Have predictable bed times, meal times, and wake-up times.

Tip of the Day August 6

Sat, 2014-08-16 08:33

Be understanding when your child has a difficult day.

Tip of the Day August 5

Fri, 2014-08-15 08:34

Make a big deal about going back to school. When kids see how much you value education, they’re more likely to get excited about it.

Tip of the Day August 4

Thu, 2014-08-14 08:33

Include children in discussions of family priorities that reflect values (such as how to spend time or how to stand up for beliefs).

Tip of the Day August 3

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:33

Indulge in a fun activity before your kids go back to school. Some families go to a zoo, amusement park, or water park as a way to signal that “last hurrah” of summer.

Tip of the Day August 2

Tue, 2014-08-12 08:31

National Night Out is Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Attend the community event with your family to get to know your neighbors. Learn more about NNO >>

Tip of the Day August 1

Mon, 2014-08-11 08:32

Encourage your children to express their feelings, but help them with guidelines on appropriate and inappropriate ways to act on their feelings.

Tip of the Day July 31

Sun, 2014-08-10 08:31

Teach your kids that mistakes are part of life. Everyone goofs up, and everyone can learn from their mistakes.

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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