Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day July 17

Get your child a library card in her or his name and go there often to check out books.

Tip of the Day July 16

Monitor your kids to keep them safe—and to know what they’re up to. Keep track of them in ways that show kids you’re interested in them, not waiting for them to make a mistake.

Tip of the Day July 15

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

Tip of the Day July 14

Answer your kids’ questions. If you don’t know the answer, research it until you do.

Tip of the Day July 13

When you disagree with your kids, point out that you still care about them and that disagreements don’t cancel out love.

Tip of the Day July 12

Give kids an allowance so they can learn how to manage money while they’re young.

Tip of the Day July 11

Do something unusual to make family mealtimes more fun. Have a picnic outside or on the floor in your living room.

Tip of the Day July 10

Get your kids outside. Splash in puddles. Run around the yard or playground. Organize a neighborhood game night. Get out and move.

Tip of the Day July 9

Ask your kids what they worry about. Then address their concerns.

Tip of the Day July 8

Model safe driving to your kids. Don’t text or use your cell phone. Focus only on the road (and talking calmly with your kids) while you drive.