Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day July 20

Encourage your child to participate in activities that nurture their spirit.

Tip of the Day July 19

Act in ways that you want your children to act. Don’t just tell them what to do and what not to do.

Tip of the Day July 18

When you take your kids shopping, be clear about the budget and what you will and will not buy. Otherwise, it’s easy for kids to pressure you to buy on impulse.

Tip of the Day July 17

Get your child a library card in her or his name and go there often to check out books.

Tip of the Day July 16

Monitor your kids to keep them safe—and to know what they’re up to. Keep track of them in ways that show kids you’re interested in them, not waiting for them to make a mistake.

Tip of the Day July 15

Play with your children, letting them choose the type of play.

Tip of the Day July 14

Answer your kids’ questions. If you don’t know the answer, research it until you do.

Tip of the Day July 13

When you disagree with your kids, point out that you still care about them and that disagreements don’t cancel out love.

Tip of the Day July 12

Give kids an allowance so they can learn how to manage money while they’re young.

Tip of the Day July 11

Do something unusual to make family mealtimes more fun. Have a picnic outside or on the floor in your living room.