When you disagree with your kids, point out that you still care about them and that disagreements don’t cancel out love.
Tip of the Day July 12
Give kids an allowance so they can learn how to manage money while they’re young.
Tip of the Day July 11
Do something unusual to make family mealtimes more fun. Have a picnic outside or on the floor in your living room.
Tip of the Day July 10
Get your kids outside. Splash in puddles. Run around the yard or playground. Organize a neighborhood game night. Get out and move.
Tip of the Day July 9
Ask your kids what they worry about. Then address their concerns.
Tip of the Day July 8
Model safe driving to your kids. Don’t text or use your cell phone. Focus only on the road (and talking calmly with your kids) while you drive.
Tip of the Day July 7
Consider re-arranging your kids’ rooms to help them feel like they’re getting something new—without paying a cent.
Tip of the Day July 6
Involve your kids when planning vacations, getaways, and reunions. They often have great ideas about what to do.
Tip of the Day July 5
If you have more than one child, make sure you’re not giving one child more attention than another. Kids notice.
Tip of the Day July 4
Actively honor the 4th of July with your kids by attending a parade, talking to a veteran, or visit those who don’t have the day off (police officers, fire fighters, etc.) and take them treats to thank them for their service.