Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day October 18

Continue to show affection to teenagers by spending time with them—even if you’re not doing or talking about anything special.

Tip of the Day October 17

Present your kids with a variety of options for activities and help them think about which ones best fit their interests.

Tip of the Day October 16

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.