Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day October 17

Place limits on the amount of time your child sits in front of screens: TV screens, computer screens, video games screens, and so on.

Tip of the Day October 16

Be optimistic about the future. Your attitude often will rub off on your kids.

Tip of the Day October 15

Keep track of the whereabouts of every family member. Explain that families who care about each other know where they are.

Tip of the Day October 14

Encourage your kids to keep track of their responsibilities by creating to-do lists.

Tip of the Day October 13

Talk openly with your kids about how you feel about gambling, drugs, teenage sex and other tough topics. Explain your values.

Tip of the Day October 12

Talk with your kids about the values of characters they see in movies, TV shows, or read about in books. Which values are important to your family?

Tip of the Day October 11

Make creativity a part of everyday life. Listen to (or make) music. Do arts or crafts. Do puppet shows or dramatic storytelling.

Tip of the Day October 10

Teach your kids about your heritage. Acquaint them with their cultural and ethnic heritage.

Tip of the Day October 9

Ask your kids which adults they admire most and why.

Tip of the Day October 8

Be sensitive when your kids have relationship troubles. Listen to what they’re struggling with.