Strengthen your family relationships. Marvel at your child’s talents and accomplishments. Tell your child how proud you are of his or her hard work.
Tip of the Day September 16
Establish a family growth mindset. Nurture your child’s spiritual growth by exposing her to different expressions of spirituality through books, art, and music. Talk about how the different expressions might indicate different faith traditions and interpretations of those traditions.
Tip of the Day September 15
Remember: You are the expert on your child. No one knows your child quite the way you do. Consider the information and advice you are getting from other trusted sources, but in the end, make parenting decisions based on your own experience and intuition.
Tip of the Day September 14
Discover and discuss sparks with your family. Talk about what a spark is, then ask whether they have one and what it is—you might be surprised at the answers. Be ready to share what your sparks are, too. Not sure what a spark is? Learn more here >>
Tip of the Day September 13
Teach kids to be world citizens. Teach them to enrich their lives by getting to know, learn from, and experience other cultures and friends. Teach them to be curious about everything that is around us. Teach them that we are all interconnected.
Tip of the Day September 12
Establish a family growth mindset. Model your own ongoing learning—read regularly, talk to your child about what you’re learning on the job, and consider taking a community education class to show that learning is a lifelong activity.
Tip of the Day September 11
Practice Persistence. Ask your child, “Who is a person in your life or a famous person you admire who never seems to give up on a goal?”
Tip of the Day September 10
Strengthen your family relationships. “Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
Tip of the Day September 9
The way we parent today matters in the long run. Yes, our kids make choices that we can’t control. But many things we do now as parents play a key role in kids’ long-term choices and success, whether it’s about college and career, health, or positive relationships.
Tip of the Day September 8
Practice persistence. Ask your child, “Think of a task you started and did not finish. What happened to stop your progress?”