Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day February 1

Think of touch as another way to communicate with your child. Whenever you pat your child on the shoulder, snuggle up to read with him, or hug him, you’re telling your child that you love him.

Tip of the Day January 31

Family meetings can be great – or horrible! Learning to work together is worth it, though. Try different formats, trade off leading them, and see if they can improve your family’s workflow and communication.

Tip of the Day January 30

2 tips for raising successful kids: —> 1. Establish clear boundaries. 2. Enforce consequences for not abiding by them.

Tip of the Day January 29

Develop a network of friends who are willing to step in and “co-parent” on occasion (babysit, pick up a kid from school, grab an item at the store, etc.). It takes a village!

Tip of the Day January 28

Try to be ready to listen whenever kids are ready to talk. When they are ready to share an important thought, a tough experience or a difficult question, make yourself available.

Tip of the Day January 27

Support your child’s interests and seek out opportunities for them to develop their talents. As they grow older, it may help them make important decisions and life choices.

Tip of the Day January 26

Make a point to spend 1 on 1 time with your children throughout the week. Consider a “date night” with each child individually on a regular basis.

Tip of the Day January 25

Foster a strong work ethic. Encourage your kids to do their best at every task they undertake, no matter how small, no matter how “unimportant”.

Tip of the Day January 24

Monitor your own comments about other parents and families. Your kids are always listening and we may appear less tolerant than we intend to if we are careless.

Tip of the Day January 23

Give kids room to make and realize their mistakes. Preventing them from learning from mistakes will build a sense of false security and diminish their ability to manage disappointment.