Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day August 16

Remember intelligence is not fixed: Effort and persistence when facing challenges are important characteristics of a successful student. Tell your child, “smart is not what you are; smart is what you work to become.”

Tip of the Day August 15

Start family traditions and rituals such as family service projects, game nights, seasonal outings, or family meetings.

Tip of the Day August 14

When kids have a good start to the school year and settle in well to school, they tend to be more interested in school and doing their best. Help your kids get a good start by being an involved parent.

Tip of the Day August 13

Forget your worries sometimes and try to concentrate only on your kids.

Tip of the Day August 12

Create a homework spot. Ideally you should find a place where you can sit right next to your child. You can pay bills, do work, or read while your child studies.

Tip of the Day August 11

Say more positive things to your family than negative ones.

Tip of the Day August 10

Ask your children what they like and don’t like about their daily routines. Together figure out changes to improve them.

Tip of the Day August 9

Find a way to celebrate the first day—or first week—of school. By making it a celebration, you’re showing your kids that you value their education.

Tip of the Day August 8

Accept your kids as they are.

Tip of the Day August 7

If you haven’t started already, begin helping your child get into a school routine. Have predictable bed times, meal times, and wake-up times.