Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day, May 31

Help your children—at every age—find positive outlets for their creative energy. This might include classes, crafts, physical activities, drama, or other activities.

Tip of the Day, May 28

Get to know your kids’ teachers so you can act as partners in educating your family.

Tip of the Day, May 27

Practice being patient when it’s relatively easy, so you’ll be better at it when it’s harder.

Tip of the Day, May 26

When your kids seem to get particularly antsy, give them some undivided love and attention and see what happens.

Tip of the Day, May 25

Letting your kids be responsible for their own outcomes (even if they’re not necessarily what we want) is challenging, but remember that empowerment is important.

Tip of the Day, May 24

Accept that you cannot always solve your kids’ problems, but let them know that you intend to stick by them through thick and thin.

Tip of the Day, May 21

Model healthy, supportive friendships for your children.

Tip of the Day, May 20

Do something that helps you grow—take a class, learn a new skill, tackle a challenge. Share your progress with your family.

Tip of the Day, May 19

Ask your children what they think is special and unique about themselves. And then tell them what you think.

Tip of the Day, May 18

When you feel overwhelmed by the role you play as a parent, remember that you’re not alone in raising your children—they need other caring adults and relatives, too.