Start a conversation with your family about communication. Do you all speak positively to each other? Do you trust each other and talk openly? What can you do to improve communication?
Tip of the Day October 15
When you and your child disagree, do or say something to show that you still care.
Tip of the Day October 14
Check in with your partner (and yourself!) periodically to assess whether you are balancing your work and family time the way you want to. List your priorities to help you be realistic about the things you value most.
Tip of the Day October 13
Help your children practice coping skills when difficult situations arise.
Tip of the Day October 12
Find ways to teach your children about their cultural heritage, such as through stories or songs.
Tip of the Day October 11
Point out when your child is making good decisions regarding friendships and positive choices.
Tip of the Day October 10
Allow young children to make simple choices, such as wearing black socks or red socks.
Tip of the Day October 9
Set aside one or two nights each week when all family members commit to not scheduling activities outside of the home.
Tip of the Day October 8
Avoid comparing your children with each other or with kids outside your family.
Tip of the Day October 7
Set clear limits on your children’s technology use, and make sure that your kids know the consequences for going over the limits.