Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day April 7

Tell your kids how much you like being with them.

Tip of the Day April 6

Talk about how you decide when to spend money and why. Teach your kids how to budget. More tips for teaching kids money management >>

Tip of the Day April 5

Tell other parents when you see their child doing something responsible or generous. Try to find opportunities to say positive things more often than you report misbehavior.

Tip of the Day April 4

Make your home a safe haven where young people can—and want to—hang out. More tips on how to be involved in your child’s peer relationships without being controlling >>

Tip of the Day April 3

When life gets hard, be honest about it with your kids. The way you react to hardship teaches them a lot.

Tip of the Day April 2

Notice when your kids pull away from you. Find out why without invading their privacy.

Tip of the Day April 1

Consider April Fool’s Day to be a holiday to teach kids appropriate ways to pull harmless pranks, be silly, and enjoy themselves. Click here for simple tips for April Fool’s Day fun >>

Tip of the Day March 31

Remind your kids to do their homework and to do all of it well. More tips for school success >>

Tip of the Day March 30

Find ways to help your kids connect with your extended family: grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and others. Tips for getting relatives involved >>

Tip of the Day March 29

Teach your kids how to make good decisions. Explain that making good decisions sometimes means changing your mind.