Everyday Parenting Tips

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

Take your kids trick-or-treating in your neighborhood on Halloween. This is one of the few holidays that encourages you to connect with your neighbors.

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Tip of the Day October 29

Stay with your children when they’re afraid.

Tip of the Day October 28

Establish routines that simplify the whole family’s “comings and goings.” This may include a specific homework time; a consistent, soothing bedtime routine; preparing lunches the night before; and eating breakfast together to kick off the day.

Tip of the Day October 27

Ask your child what they would like to do this weekend that would cost little or no money. Then, do it!

Tip of the Day October 26

Emphasize how Halloween is about having fun; it’s not just a holiday to get a lot of candy. Squeeze in some quality time with your child by doing other Halloween activities that take the focus off the candy, such as carving pumpkins and looking for costumes together.

Tip of the Day October 25

Tell your children you love them often, but show them you love them through your actions every day. It’s easy to say, “I love you”, but the little, everyday things you model (like patience, kindness, courage, and persistence) are really what make a difference in the long run.