Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day April 14

Give young people appropriate and important responsibilities within the family. For example, ask a younger child to help an adult do laundry, or ask an older child to prepare a meal.

Tip of the Day April 13

Encourage your kids to ask questions about life, death, and other spiritual issues. More tips for fostering spiritual development >>

Tip of the Day April 12

Schedule family time on a regular basis so that everyone isn’t always going in different directions.

Tip of the Day April 11

Take time to talk with your child about the new things you are learning, and ask her or him to tell you about what she or he is learning. Get more ideas for supporting learning in your family >>

Tip of the Day April 10

Find positive role models for your kids. They’re in your community, your kids’ school, and at your work place.

Tip of the Day April 9

When your child is curious about something, help her or him learn more.

Tip of the Day April 8

Plan a progressive party in your neighborhood; ask each family to prepare one snack, and begin the evening at your home. As a group, move from home to home until each family has had a turn to host.

Tip of the Day April 7

Tell your kids how much you like being with them.

Tip of the Day April 6

Talk about how you decide when to spend money and why. Teach your kids how to budget. More tips for teaching kids money management >>

Tip of the Day April 5

Tell other parents when you see their child doing something responsible or generous. Try to find opportunities to say positive things more often than you report misbehavior.