Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day, Dec. 18

Scout for one new resource on parenting. As you read, try to find at least one new important insight that you can put into practice right away.

Tip of the Day, Dec. 17

Look for the humor when the challenges and surprises of parenting present themselves in your life.

Tip of the Day, Dec. 16

Think of some amazing and wonderful change in your child, and tell her or him about it.

Tip of the Day, Dec. 15

Think of a new responsibility or privilege to help empower your child.

Tip of the Day, Dec. 14

Notice when your child brings an unexpected lesson into your life. Try to remember to always say thank you.

Tip of the Day, Dec. 11

Notice when your child brings an unexpected lesson into your life. Try to remember to always say thank you.

Tip of the Day, Dec. 10

The next time you feel like a parenting failure, call someone and commiserate. Having a network of support is an important parenting tool.

Tip of the Day, Dec. 9

Give yourself a break and don’t try to be a perfect parent. No one is, unless you consider that maybe we are all perfect just as we are.

Tip of the Day, Dec. 8

Make it part of your parenting to teach your children how to be good to you and others. It may seem obvious, but it won’t hurt to intentionally reinforce the message.

Tip of the Day, Dec. 7

Help your children show love and kindness to their friends. Suggest ways, such as sending a card or making a phone call, they can let people know that they are important to them.