Previous Tips of the Day

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.

Tip of the Day October 6

Ask your child what her or his goals are. Help your child think of how time spent on different activities helps or hinders efforts to reach those goals.

Tip of the Day October 5

Display your kids’ artwork in your home.

Tip of the Day October 4

Too often when we’re upset, we focus all of our energy on what we want to say, what we want to teach. Take time to listen to your child.

Tip of the Day October 3

Whenever you talk with other parents, be sure to tell them what you like about their kids.

Tip of the Day October 2

Set aside some informal time each day for your family to talk with no distractions, such as a family dinner.

Tip of the Day October 1

Create traditions with your kids and keep them.