Everyday Parenting Tips

The little actions you take every day add up, helping kids grow to be confident and responsible.

Regularly express your caring—verbally and nonverbally—to your children.

More Tips

Tip of the Day November 27

Plan a simple, family service event for Thanksgiving weekend. Volunteer with your child at a nearby animal shelter, nursing home, or community center.

Tip of the Day November 26

Discuss with your kids the importance of traditions and why certain customs are important to pass down through the generations. The trick, however, is to balance meaningful traditions and new activities.

Tip of the Day November 25

Get the family together and have an “I’m grateful for” brainstorming session. Try to list as many things as you can think of that you’re grateful for. Creating a list often reminds us of how much we take for granted.

Tip of the Day November 24

Try getting kids and adults to interact more this Thanksgiving. Consider creating a different seating arrangement at your holiday table. Place a child from a different family between a different adult.

Tip of the Day November 23

Listen to your child and respect what he or she tells you.