Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day June 6

Expose your kids to a wide range of activities and subjects so they can discover what interests them.

Tip of the Day June 5

Avoid being the only parent in your kids’ lives. Find other adults who can help your kids grow up well.

Tip of the Day June 4

Be firm about rules and limitations that keep kids safe. Discuss the reasons why you are not willing to negotiate certain rules.

Tip of the Day June 3

Dwell on what children do right instead of what they do wrong.

Tip of the Day June 2

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 1

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 May 31

If your kids will be spending their summer riding bikes, trikes, and skateboards, make sure they have helmets that fit and they wear them every time they ride.

Tip of the Day May 30

Talk with your kids about what they can do when they get into various situations where they face tough choices or feel uncomfortable. Discuss specific words or actions they could use.

Tip of the Day May 29

When your kids get bored, brainstorm ideas of what to do. If nothing sticks, give them space to figure it out for themselves.

Tip of the Day May 28

Give your child lots of support and approval while he or she is learning independence or taking on a new responsibility.