Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day July 7

Grow food you can eat. Grow tomatoes, carrots, radishes, or strawberries. All you need is some dirt, a pot, and seeds.

Tip of the Day July 6

Ensure that your mealtimes are phone-free and gadget-free zones. Turn gadgets off and turn on the conversation while you eat.

Tip of the Day July 5

Keep your kids safe online. Use parental controls. Ask your kids about who they’re friends with online—and why.

Tip of the Day July 4

Allow your kids to explore what they’re curious about in safe ways.

Tip of the Day July 3

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 July 2

Nap when your kids nap. If your kids have outgrown naps, have a quiet time so family members can rest and have some downtime every day.

Tip of the Day July 1

Parent with your spouse or partner. Create a united front so that kids know what to expect (instead of who to play against whom).

Tip of the Day June 30

Try to take a family photo at least once a year. Consider including your pets.

Tip of the Day June 29

Ask your child to draw a picture of your family. Then display it in your home or office.

Tip of the Day June 28

Keep in touch with family members who are far away via email, postal mail, video voice calls through the Internet, and other creative ways.