Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day August 1

Encourage your children to express their feelings, but help them with guidelines on appropriate and inappropriate ways to act on their feelings.

Tip of the Day July 31

Teach your kids that mistakes are part of life. Everyone goofs up, and everyone can learn from their mistakes.

Tip of the Day July 30

Childproof all places where kids play and hang out. Keep them safe.

Tip of the Day July 29

Don’t let cute behavior or your kids’ impish grins make you back down on boundaries. Be firm.

Tip of the Day July 28

Take a family vacation from chores. Declare one Saturday or Sunday “no chores and no errand day.” Then do something fun together.

Tip of the Day July 27

Find ways to connect with other parents. Get to know them as you watch your kids’ activities.

Tip of the Day July 26

Encourage your kids to state their views and opinions about issues. Ask questions about what they think, and be supportive of their independent thinking.

Tip of the Day July 25

Notice when kids become jealous of other kids. Help them understand and work through their jealousy.

Tip of the Day July 24

Talk with your kids about what they’re seeing in movies and TV shows. Point out what you admire—and what you don’t. Explain why.

Tip of the Day July 23

Have predictable times for kids to eat, sleep, play, and relax. Kids thrive with routine.