Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day November 21

Help your kids find a place to keep track of their valuables. It’s easier if they have a spot to place things every day—so they don’t mindless leave things lying around.

Tip of the Day November 20

Talk about what items cost, such as eating out or an extra-curricular activity. Teach kids about the value of money.

Tip of the Day November 19

Use a timer for chores that make family members cringe. Work hard to complete the chore while the timer ticks and then stop and do something else when it rings.

Tip of the Day November 18

Count how many servings of fruits and vegetables each family member can eat today. How high can each person go?

Tip of the Day November 17

Make a paper chain out of construction paper (with one link for each day) to count down to a holiday or other special occasion. Remove one link each day.

Tip of the Day November 16

When kids get frustrated, offer them encouragement, support, and ideas on how to get unstuck.

Tip of the Day November 15

No matter how you feel, smile and be happy whenever you see a child.

Tip of the Day November 14

Find music from different parts of the world and listen to it as a family.

Tip of the Day November 13

Teach kids to use “I messages.” Encourage them to say, “I’m mad” instead of “You make me mad.”

Tip of the Day November 12

Make books and magazines a part of your everyday family life. Make time for reading every day.