Everyday Parenting Tips

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

As much as possible, continue traditions started when your children were younger. Though they are growing and changing, it’s important for them to trust that there is continuity and consistency in life.

More Tips

Tip of the Day December 19

Remind your child that it’s okay to fail sometimes. Failure is an opportunity to learn about oneself and succeed in the future.

Tip of the Day December 18

Include holiday giving (such as giving money to charity) as part of your holiday spending. See which organizations your kids want to support.

Tip of the Day December 17

Respect your child’s time. When you commit to something, follow through or let your child know why you can’t.

Tip of the Day December 16

Make holiday celebrations about being with friends and family, rather than focused on gift giving.

Tip of the Day December 15

Ask your child to write a list of her or his skills and talents. Then you write down additional strengths that your child didn’t recognize.