Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day May 29

Talk with your kids about what they’re seeing in movies and TV shows. Point out what you admire—and what you don’t. Explain why.

Tip of the Day May 28

Grow food you can eat. Grow tomatoes, carrots, radishes, or strawberries. All you need is some dirt, a pot, and seeds.

Tip of the Day May 27

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 May 26

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

Tip of the Day May 25

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

Tip of the Day May 24

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

Tip of the Day May 23

Involve your kids when planning vacations, getaways, and reunions. They often have great ideas on what to do.

Tip of the Day May 22

Try a new board game, such as Run Wild, Sort It Out, Shake Up, or Murder Mystery Mansion.

Tip of the Day May 21

Give your kids some downtime to choose what they want to do.

Tip of the Day May 20

Build in extra time for transitions (such as getting to school or an appointment) since kids tend to dawdle.