Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day July 11

In a recent, national survey, 94% of youth say they believe they can count on their family to support them when they have a problem or challenge. Learn more in today’s webinar.

Tip of the Day July 10

Track your miles this summer! Love to hit the road on a bike or on your feet? How far do you think you can go? Set a goal and get an inexpensive pedometer or odometer — or use an online mapping tool — and start tracking. That may be the extra push you need to get you out the door.

Tip of the Day July 9

In a recent, national survey, 48% of youth say they get distracted by their cell phone or a text message sometimes or often when they are talking to a parent. Put down the phone, and use these tips to help you become a better listener.

Tip of the Day July 8

In our recent, national Family Assets survey, 97% of parenting adults say they respect their youth’s opinions, even if they disagree. 90% of youth feel the same way. Learn more in our July webinar.

Tip of the Day July 7

Activity Idea: Have a building night. Create towers, cars, ships, planes, and castles out of Legos, wood, Tinker Toys, paper, and uncooked spaghetti noodles with mini marshmallows.

Tip of the Day July 6

It’s hot out there! Encourage your child to set up a lemonade stand. Learn from other young entrepreneurs and get inspired at http://www.lemonadeday.com.

Tip of the Day July 5

In a recent, national survey, 89% of parenting adults say they are confident their family can get through a problem or challenge together. 82% of youth agree. Learn more in our July webinar.

Tip of the Day July 4

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.