Pick out one unique or positive thing about each of your children that you think you have never complemented them on, and let them know that you appreciate it.
Tip of the Day, Apr. 16
Sometimes kids just need to work out things that are going on inside them. If they are fretting or upset about something that you can’t help them solve, try just going with the flow and seeing what happens.
Tip of the Day, Apr. 15
Celebrate your and your children’s “mistakes” as great learning opportunities.
Tip of the Day, Apr. 14
When your kids have friendship troubles, let them know that at times the best thing to do is step back for a while and let things settle.
Tip of the Day, Apr. 13
Be your kids’ hero by always doing what you think is right and best, even when it’s very, very hard to do.
Tip of the Day, Apr. 12
Do something to help your own peace of mind: read a soothing book, pray or meditate, exercise, knit—do whatever works for you.
Tip of the Day, Apr. 9
Practice using a calm, kind voice, gestures, and touches with your kids. Do this when it’s easier and it will become easier all the time.
Tip of the Day, Apr. 8
The next time you have a dilemma, ask your kids to help you think about solutions. Their beginners’ minds might be just what you need.
Tip of the Day, Apr. 7
Honor your kids’ desire to be alone sometimes, as long as they don’t seem to be cutting themselves off from the world.
Tip of the Day, Mar. 30
Catch kids doing good things! Remember to acknowledge the things you appreciate about your children, not just correct misbehavior.