Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day October 17

If your child is feeling down about her body, talk about some of the amazing things our bodies can do — Ride five miles! Walk to the park! Do somersaults! — and then go out and do them.

Tip of the Day October 16

Try not to label your kids with phrases like, “You’re being a bully,” “You’re being a brat,” or “You’re being mean.” Focus on their actions, instead.

Tip of the Day October 15

How to keep kids safe online? First by teaching them that the same rules apply on the Internet as do in real life.

Tip of the Day October 14

“As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Tip of the Day October 13

For some tweens and teens, their online image is “everything.” Have frank discussions about the kinds of messages and photos they post and what really defines who they are.

Tip of the Day October 12

It’s okay for kids not to like or be friends with everyone they meet. But they still have to treat everyone with respect and compassion. How we treat people we don’t like very much says a lot about our character.

Tip of the Day October 11

The kids who are at most risk online [for sexual predation] are those who are at most risk offline. – Internet Safety Technical Task Force

Tip of the Day October 10

Have you heard of walking school buses? (Or walking patrols?) Could you start one in your school?

Tip of the Day October 9

When was the last time you heard a good story? Find old radio dramas online or borrow kids’ audio books at the library and listen to them as a family. Talk about the differences between hearing a story and watching it on a screen.

Tip of the Day October 8

Can’t beat ’em? Join ’em. Sit down and play your kids’ favorite computer or video games with them once or twice. Let them show you something they’re good at and enjoy.