Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day August 20

Clown around with your kids in ways that make them laugh. If you’re stumped, consider getting a Whoopee Cushion.

Tip of the Day August 19

Become a partner in your child’s education by getting to know your kids’ teachers.

Tip of the Day August 18

Talk about which social concerns are most important to you and your children. Choose one to learn more about and work on.

Tip of the Day August 17

Play with children, letting them choose the type of play.

Tip of the Day August 16

Have predictable times for kids to eat, sleep, play, and relax. Kids thrive with routine.

Tip of the Day August 15

Help your kids clean their rooms. Put on music they like and dance (or sing) as you work.

Tip of the Day August 14

If you have more than one child, make sure you’re not giving one child more attention than another. Kids notice.

Tip of the Day August 13

Rotate your art supplies to keep kids from getting bored. Switch between chalk, watercolors, markers, tempera paint, colored pencils, and finger-paints.

Tip of the Day August 12

Teach your kids that mistakes are part of life. Everyone goofs up, and everyone can learn from his or her mistakes.

Tip of the Day August 11

Take a trip down memory lane. Flip through a photo album of your child. Talk about what you remember when they were young.