Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day November 23

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

Tip of the Day November 22

Invite your child’s friends to hang out in your home when you are there. Take time to chat with them.

Tip of the Day November 21

When your child pulls away from you and wants a lot of privacy, first understand that this is completely normal. However, do encourage trusted adults to stay connected to your child. While your kids may not want to talk to you, they may be much more open to talking to a teacher, a grandparent, or a neighbor.

Tip of the Day November 20

Distract young children from inappropriate behavior and draw attention to how you want them to act.

Tip of the Day November 19

Parenting is not a sprint. It’s a marathon (and maybe more like a triathlon). Pace yourself. You need time to unwind, even if only for a few minutes.

Tip of the Day November 18

Give children opportunities to plan and to lead some family activities.

Tip of the Day November 17

Ask your children to read to you as they learn to read. Show them that you are excited about their reading.

Tip of the Day November 16

Know that there will be times when parenting is overwhelming and stressful. That’s true for all parents. You’re not alone.

Tip of the Day November 15

Teach your children how to care for special things—such as toys, books, or plants—by themselves.

Tip of the Day November 14

Emphasize participation in sports and activities more than competition.