Previous Tips of the Day

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.

Tip of the Day August 10

Avoid the morning madness by planning ahead the night before. Set out clothes. Know what to pack for lunches and school.

Tip of the Day August 9

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

Tip of the Day August 8

Arrange car pools with other parents for kids’ activities to help cut down on the amount of running you have to do—and to help the environment.