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Tip of the Day October 20

Thu, 2014-10-30 07:34

Follow your child’s lead on Halloween. If he or she wants to go trick-or-treating, find a safe way for this to happen. If your child isn’t interested in Halloween, don’t make a big deal of it.

Tip of the Day October 19

Wed, 2014-10-29 07:35

When your child comes to you with a conflict, don’t do all the problem solving yourself. Encourage him or her to develop solutions. (Intervention may be appropriate, of course, if there is a danger of physical injury.)

Tip of the Day October 18

Tue, 2014-10-28 07:31

Continue to show affection to teenagers by spending time with them—even if you’re not doing or talking about anything special.

Tip of the Day October 17

Mon, 2014-10-27 07:34

Present your kids with a variety of options for activities and help them think about which ones best fit their interests.

Tip of the Day October 16

Sun, 2014-10-26 07:33

Start a conversation with your family about communication. Do you all speak positively to each other? Do you trust each other and talk openly? What can you do to improve communication?

Tip of the Day October 15

Sat, 2014-10-25 07:35

When you and your child disagree, do or say something to show that you still care.

Tip of the Day October 14

Fri, 2014-10-24 07:30

Check in with your partner (and yourself!) periodically to assess whether you are balancing your work and family time the way you want to. List your priorities to help you be realistic about the things you value most.

Tip of the Day October 13

Thu, 2014-10-23 07:32

Help your children practice coping skills when difficult situations arise.

Tip of the Day October 12

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:32

Find ways to teach your children about their cultural heritage, such as through stories or songs.

Tip of the Day October 11

Tue, 2014-10-21 07:32

Point out when your child is making good decisions regarding friendships and positive choices.

Tip of the Day October 10

Mon, 2014-10-20 07:32

Allow young children to make simple choices, such as wearing black socks or red socks.

Tip of the Day October 9

Sun, 2014-10-19 07:31

Set aside one or two nights each week when all family members commit to not scheduling activities outside of the home.

Tip of the Day October 8

Sat, 2014-10-18 07:32

Avoid comparing your children with each other or with kids outside your family.

Tip of the Day October 7

Fri, 2014-10-17 07:33

Set clear limits on your children’s technology use, and make sure that your kids know the consequences for going over the limits.

Tip of the Day October 6

Thu, 2014-10-16 07:32

Ask your child what her or his goals are. Help your child think of how time spent on different activities helps or hinders efforts to reach those goals.

Tip of the Day October 5

Wed, 2014-10-15 07:34

Display your kids’ artwork in your home.

Tip of the Day October 4

Tue, 2014-10-14 07:30

Too often when we’re upset, we focus all of our energy on what we want to say, what we want to teach. Take time to listen to your child.

Tip of the Day October 3

Mon, 2014-10-13 07:35

Whenever you talk with other parents, be sure to tell them what you like about their kids.

Tip of the Day October 2

Sun, 2014-10-12 07:34

Set aside some informal time each day for your family to talk with no distractions, such as a family dinner.

Tip of the Day October 1

Sat, 2014-10-11 07:32

Create traditions with your kids and keep them.