Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day April 3

Get to know other families when you wait at the bus stop with your kids for school.

Tip of the Day April 2

Don’t expect kids to understand the rules right away. Keep repeating them. Be positive as you restate them. Be patient.

Tip of the Day April 1

Have a sense of humor about yourself. Kids are drawn to parents who don’t take themselves too seriously.

Tip of the Day March 31

Emphasize the fun aspects of sports and physical activity. Children are more likely to stick with an activity if they really enjoy it.

Tip of the Day March 30

Resilience is a state anyone can achieve. Your child, however, will be more resilient in some situations than others. Help your child see where he or she is especially capable in handling tough experiences alone and in which circumstances your child should turn to others for help.

Tip of the Day March 27

Place limits on money and talk about why you have the limits you do. For example, you may say that it’s important to save, which is why you don’t say yes to every request to buy something from family members.

Tip of the Day March 26

Get to know your teenagers’ friends. The more you can connect with them and show them that you’re interested in them, the more likely they’ll try to connect with you.

Tip of the Day March 25

Set clear, simple limits for young children. They are more likely to follow rules when they understand the rules, when adults are sensitive to their feelings, and when adults notice when they change their behavior for the better.

Tip of the Day March 24

Teens will pressure you to loosen the reigns and give them more privileges. Think carefully about which rules you can loosen and which need to remain firm.

Tip of the Day March 23

Notice when your children do the right thing. Tell them that you’re proud of them. Positive feedback gives young people information about which behaviors are appropriate and which are not.