Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day, Jul. 7

Build your kids up by acknowledging their unique skills and strengths without comparing them with anyone else.

Tip of the Day, Jul. 6

Make it a family practice to count to at least 10 whenever you feel like shouting or using angry, hurtful words.

Tip of the Day, Jul. 5

Hug each member of your family at least once today.

Tip of the Day, Jul. 2

Spend time at home each week, as a family.

Tip of the Day, Jul. 1

Encourage empathy in your children by engaging them in service to the community among people who have less than they do.

Tip of the Day, Jun. 30

Give each child one new job or responsibility and then keep tabs on how they are doing in order to help them learn to do it well.

Tip of the Day, Jun. 29

Don’t expect perfection from yourself, your parenting partner, or your kids.

Tip of the Day, Jun. 28

Make it a policy to never speak poorly of others in your home.

Tip of the Day, Jun. 25

Rather than jumping to a yes or no when posed a dilemma or request by your children, be okay with saying “I need to think about that, so I will answer you later.”

Tip of the Day, Jun. 24

The next time one of your kids lashes out at you, don’t lash back. Say that the matter can be discussed later, when everyone has calmed.