Texting can be an important communication medium between you and your tween or teen. Use it as a discrete way to connect when a phone call might not be a comfortable or available option.
Tip of the Day December 1
Do you have a smart phone with a good camera? Use it to share spontaneous photos and videos with relatives who live far away.
Tip of the Day November 30
Play more. Play helps us decompress and minimize stress. Not only is it fun, it can also increase our sense of well-being and keep us healthy.
Tip of the Day November 29
Practice mindfulness and gratitude: Rejoice in small things that go well. Rejoice in beauty. Focus on all you have instead of what you don’t have.
Tip of the Day November 28
Make time this week to play, wander, and explore with your kids.
Tip of the Day November 27
Did you know the brain responds well to music? Feed your brain and listen to some of your favorite tunes. You’ll also feed your spirit.
Tip of the Day November 26
Create your own family triathlon event. Pick 3 different activities, the goal to be completed, and work towards it together. For example, you might want to do a 10-minute jog in place, 5 minutes of push-ups, and a 10-minute jump-roping event.
Tip of the Day November 25
Pursuing your interests can bring meaning and spark to your life. Talk about the things you love to do with your family and do them together. Explore: what activities bring your family joy? Do more of that.
Tip of the Day November 24
Build downtime into your daily family routine. Encourage everyone to take 15-30 minutes of non-technology, non-action time. Being quiet, reading, resting, or listening to music are all calming activities that can bring some peace to mind and soul.
Tip of the Day November 23
Today, take time for your hobby. If you don’t have one, try something you’ve been thinking about exploring. It’s worth it.