Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day, Sept. 4

When kids fight, intervene. Encourage them to cool down and then talk about why they’re upset.

Tip of the Day Aug.31

Invite a young person to do an activity with you, such as baking, gardening, or shooting hoops.

Tip of the Day, Aug. 30

Children can be terrified of conversing with adults. Help them practice by including them in conversations with your adult friends and family members.

Tip of the Day, Aug. 27

Talk with other parents of kids your kids’ age. Compare notes, styles. And recognize that everyone does things a little different and that’s okay.

Tip of the Day, Aug. 26

Tell your kids you love them.

Tip of the Day, Aug. 25

Encourage your kids to express their feelings, especially sadness, through music, drawing, or writing.

Tip of the Day, Aug. 24

When your kids have successes, celebrate them, but don’t overdo it. Let them know that success is just one part of being a good person.

Tip of the Day, Aug. 23

Support your kids’ own interests rather than trying to channel them into yours.

Tip of the Day, Aug. 20

Get involved in service to others as a family. Talk about why you do it and what it’s like.

Tip of the Day, Aug. 19

Take good care of your own health and well-being in order to be the best parent you can be.