Plan road trip breaks in hotels with pools. Let kids swim out the wiggles and they’ll sleep well and be calmer in the car. Or, enroll your kids in swimming lessons at your local community center.
Tip of the Day July 3
Find a balance between fun and learning this summer. Consider letting kids have some downtime. Then create fun ways to learn.
Tip of the Day July 2
Encourage everyone in your family to keep a reading diary: Find a notebook and write a page or two about each book after you read it. Pay attention to connections you may see among the books you read.
Tip of the Day July 1
25% of families in our recent American Family Assets Study do not have affordable access to health insurance. When families’ basic needs are not met, they tend to report fewer Family Assets. Learn more in our July webinar.
Tip of the Day June 30
Share your story: Tell your child things about what life was like for you growing up.
Tip of the Day June 29
Talk with your child about your hopes and dreams for your family.
Tip of the Day June 28
Never physically or emotionally threaten your child.
Tip of the Day June 27
Don’t be afraid to disagree about minor issues with your parenting partner in front of your children, as long as you discuss it in respectful, honest, direct terms. Save more serious arguments for private conversation.
Tip of the Day June 26
If you are very angry with your child, take some time to settle down before talking with her or him about it.
Tip of the Day June 25
Tell each of your kids specific things you appreciate about them.