Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day January 24

Contact your child’s school to find out if they need chaperones or volunteers for special events.

Tip of the Day January 23

Organize informal weekend or evening activities (such as pickup basketball games, horseshoes, build-your-own-sundae parties, Monopoly contests) with your kids, nearby relatives, and kids in your neighborhood.

Tip of the Day January 22

Text a message of encouragement or a simple “Good Morning! I hope you have a wonderful day!” to your child and do it often. If you don’t know how to text, ask your child to teach you how.

Tip of the Day January 21

Encourage your child to find adults at school who they care about and trust. Teachers. Librarians. Cooks. Aides. Volunteers. School bus drivers. They’re out there.

Tip of the Day January 20

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, talk to your kids about what integrity means, and what it means to stand up for your own values.

Tip of the Day January 19

Be available for your kids. Be there to listen, to let them vent, to assure them of your faith in them, to accept them “as is,” and to let them have a safe space to work through feelings and issues.

Tip of the Day January 18

Cooped up inside because of the weather? Do something fun together, such as play a board game or a card game. More cabin fever busters for families >>

Tip of the Day January 17

Learn if there’s anything that’s making your child feel uncertain or out of control. Find ways to empower your child.

Tip of the Day January 16

Get to know the friends of your kids. Learn their names. Find out what gets them excited. More tips for being a caring adult in a child’s life >>

Tip of the Day January 15

Encourage your child to mentor younger children. As children learn to read, they can become book buddies and read aloud to younger children.