Previous Tips of the Day

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.

Tip of the Day, Jun. 23

Always affirm your kids’ value and worth, especially when they goof up or don’t achieve a goal they’ve pursued.

Tip of the Day, Jun. 22

You learn something every single time you feel like you blew it as a parent. Start keeping a journal to remind yourself of these “profits.”

Tip of the Day, Jun. 21

Talk with your kids about real-life stuff like drugs, alcohol, and sexuality. Let them know your values and expectations.

Tip of the Day, Jun. 18

Kids need to figure out for themselves their place in the world. Putting safety first, let them experiment with different styles, attitudes, and interests.