Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day Feb. 4

Talk about news that reflects your values. Explain why.

Tip of the Day Feb. 3

Use cloth napkins instead of paper ones. Have each family member use a napkin ring that’s unique so you can use the napkins a few times between washings.

Tip of the Day Feb. 2

Get to know the parents of your kids’ friends. Find out what you have in common.

Tip of the Day Feb. 1

Visit a children’s museum, a fine arts museum, or an art gallery. See what interests your kids.

Tip of the Day Jan. 31

When parenting gets hard, don’t give up and don’t back down. Find others who can support you.

Tip of the Day Jan. 30

Do things with children, not just for them. Play with them. Talk with them.

Tip of the Day Jan. 29

Ask your kids which adults they admire most and why.

Tip of the Day Jan. 28

Recognize the major, positive influence you have on your kids—and on the kids around you.

Tip of the Day Jan. 27

Instead of thinking only about what you can teach your kids, figure out what they’re teaching you. Adults can learn from children as well.

Tip of the Day Jan. 26

Know your parenting potholes, such as arguing with your kids in unproductive ways or avoiding important issues. Work to avoid falling in them.