Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day August 4

Include children in discussions of family priorities that reflect values (such as how to spend time or how to stand up for beliefs).

Tip of the Day August 3

Indulge in a fun activity before your kids go back to school. Some families go to a zoo, amusement park, or water park as a way to signal that “last hurrah” of summer.

Tip of the Day August 2

National Night Out is Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Attend the community event with your family to get to know your neighbors. Learn more about NNO >>

Tip of the Day August 1

Encourage your children to express their feelings, but help them with guidelines on appropriate and inappropriate ways to act on their feelings.

Tip of the Day July 31

Teach your kids that mistakes are part of life. Everyone goofs up, and everyone can learn from their mistakes.

Tip of the Day July 30

Childproof all places where kids play and hang out. Keep them safe.

Tip of the Day July 29

Don’t let cute behavior or your kids’ impish grins make you back down on boundaries. Be firm.

Tip of the Day July 28

Take a family vacation from chores. Declare one Saturday or Sunday “no chores and no errand day.” Then do something fun together.

Tip of the Day July 27

Find ways to connect with other parents. Get to know them as you watch your kids’ activities.

Tip of the Day July 26

Encourage your kids to state their views and opinions about issues. Ask questions about what they think, and be supportive of their independent thinking.