Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day June 11

Build your kids’ self-esteem by loving them, accepting them for who they are, supporting them, and helping them to find other kids and adults who care about them.

Tip of the Day June 10

When setbacks happen, show your kids that they’re only temporary and that they can do things to make the situation better.

Tip of the Day June 9

Remember that mistakes are part of living and growing.

Tip of the Day June 8

Listen to and guide your children as they sort through their values. Use examples and questions to help them explore topics such as honesty or equality.

Tip of the Day June 7

Praise more; criticize less.

Tip of the Day June 6

Expose your kids to a wide range of activities and subjects so they can discover what interests them.

Tip of the Day June 5

Avoid being the only parent in your kids’ lives. Find other adults who can help your kids grow up well.

Tip of the Day June 4

Be firm about rules and limitations that keep kids safe. Discuss the reasons why you are not willing to negotiate certain rules.

Tip of the Day June 3

Dwell on what children do right instead of what they do wrong.

Tip of the Day June 2

Parent with your spouse or partner. Create a united front so that kids know what to expect (instead of who to play against whom).