If your children are lucky enough to have other great male role models (perhaps neighbors, teachers, coaches, or uncles), use Father’s Day to tell those great guys how much their influence is appreciated with homemade cookies or a hand-crafted card.
Tip of the Day June 15
Keep reading aloud to younger children, even as they begin to learn how to read for themselves. Once they start learning how to read, have them read aloud to you.
Tip of the Day June 14
In need of a Father’s Day gift idea? Ask your kids to come up with 20 things they love about their dad. Not only is this a heartfelt exercise for your kids, but it’s bound to be the greatest gift dad could receive!
Tip of the Day June 13
When on the sidelines during a youth competition, keep your cheers positive, friendly, and balanced. Compliment both sides when a good play or move is made.
Tip of the Day June 12
Keep young kids inside when you mow the lawn. Lawn mowers can kick up rocks, sticks, and other debris, which can seriously injure a young child. More summer safety tips >>
Tip of the Day June 11
Invite your child’s friends over for dinner this summer. Use this toolkit to help you plan a fun, quick, quality family dinner, or the ultimate family date night!
Tip of the Day June 10
Ask questions about your child’s summer program: what will your child be doing on a daily basis? Are there field trips taken throughout the summer? Will kids be interacting with other kids and adults? Are there hands-on activities?
Tip of the Day June 9
Make healthy habits fun. Find exercise that family members enjoy, such as going to a pool, playing soccer together, or going biking.
Tip of the Day June 8
See if your child might be interested in taking music lessons for a new instrument. Many music stores will let you rent an instrument for a few months for a low fee—without any expectations to buy.