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Tip of the Day February 21

Sun, 2014-03-02 09:32

Teach your children that kids who pressure them to do things they know they shouldn’t do are not true friends at all. Talk about times when you had to let go of a friendship that wasn’t helpful to you.

Tip of the Day February 20

Sat, 2014-03-01 09:32

Allow your child to express their opinions on various subjects, even (or especially) if they differ from yours. Kids feel supported when they know you value their opinions.

Snapchat and Teenagers: What Parents Need to Know

Fri, 2014-02-28 09:31

By: Molly Daniels, Guest Blogger

Forget Facebook and Twitter, the new social media tool of choice is Snapchat. The messaging platform boasted 26 million U.S. users at the end of 2013, according to Pew Research.

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Tip of the Day February 19

Fri, 2014-02-28 09:31

Challenge yourself and your family members to find something new and interesting to try together if you find yourselves sitting around or watching television too often. How about arts and crafts? Sports? Playing instruments?

Tip of the Day February 18

Thu, 2014-02-27 09:32

Celebrate kids’ firsts and lasts, such as the first day of school or the last game of a sports season.

Tip of the Day February 17

Wed, 2014-02-26 09:30

Encourage elementary-age children to use words rather than actions to express their needs, worries, or fears.

Tip of the Day February 16

Tue, 2014-02-25 09:30

Include your children in family discussions and decisions. Be sure to solicit their opinions if they are reluctant to share them.

Tip of the Day February 15

Mon, 2014-02-24 09:30

When your children behave in highly emotional ways, try to stay calm. Often they will follow your lead.

Tip of the Day February 14

Sun, 2014-02-23 09:32

Find lots of ways to show your family members that you love them: leave notes where they will find them, do a chore that isn’t your responsibility, give hugs, be kind to one another.

Tip of the Day February 13

Sat, 2014-02-22 09:30

Tell your kids what’s special about them and that your love for them will never end. Some parents think children just know these things. They won’t, unless they hear it directly from you.