Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day, Aug. 3

The next time you say no to a child’s request, first spend time really listening to her or his reasons for wanting whatever it is.

Tip of the Day, Aug. 2

Talk with your children about different beliefs and their thoughts, questions, and doubts. Compare beliefs and superstitions you know of.

Tip of the Day, Jul. 30

Never let your child use a characteristic beyond their control as an excuse for not doing their very best.

Tip of the Day, Jul. 29

You will always seem old to your kids, but that doesn’t mean you are old.

Tip of the Day, Jul. 28

As with life partnerships, most parents feel immature and ill-prepared at times. Know, though, that just as your child is maturing, so are you, and all you can give is your best shot.

Tip of the Day, Jul. 27

Let your kids be bored sometimes so they learn to entertain themselves.

Tip of the Day, Jul. 26

Your kids will have dreams that will seem odd or foreign to you. Don’t dismiss them. Instead, support your children’s efforts to explore new frontiers.

Tip of the Day, Jul. 23

Today’s world is fast-paced. Teach your kids by example that sometimes slow and steady actually does win the race.

Tip of the Day, Jul. 22

Take a walk this week with a family member and see where the conversations go.

Tip of the Day, Jul. 21

Let your kids see you get excited about something.