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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.”)