Previous Tips of the Day

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.

Tip of the Day September 30

Teach children to be responsible for their own behavior and to be considerate of others.

Tip of the Day September 29

Be firm and fair, taking care not to overreact when rules are broken. Keep in mind that appropriate, consistent consequences will teach your child to accept responsibility for her or his actions, while harsh punishment will most likely cause resentment.

Tip of the Day September 28

Encourage your kids to forgive others. Yes, they can still stand up for themselves, but a generous spirit is a forgiving spirit.