Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day December 11

When kids ask questions about sex, answer accurately and simply. Be open to their questions.

Tip of the Day December 10

Teach your kids how to care for a special item, but don’t expect them to care for living things (such as pets and plants) all by themselves.

Tip of the Day December 9

Feel free to be crabby from time to time. Parenting can be stressful.

Tip of the Day December 8

Develop your child’s creativity. Brainstorm ideas together. Encourage your child to consider different ways of doing things—instead of the first idea that comes along.

Tip of the Day December 7

Delight in your child’s unique, wonderful personality.

Tip of the Day December 6

When you’re helping your child learn something, see if you can make a game or a song of it.

Tip of the Day December 5

Find out which aspects of the holidays your kids enjoy most. Create more holiday traditions that they enjoy.

Tip of the Day December 4

When kids misbehave, focus on changing the behavior and not blaming your child.

Tip of the Day December 3

Ask your kids which famous people they admire. Find out why.

Tip of the Day December 2

Create a shopping list before you go into a store. Explain to your kids that making a list (and sticking with it) helps you budget your money well.