Without pushing or pressuring them, help your kids master something they find challenging. Encourage them and praise them for their effort.
Tip of the Day January 8
Limit tech time. Look for ways to get your kids involved in activities that are physical, creative and interactive.
Tip of the Day January 7
Listen. Don’t judge! If your child feels comfortable coming to you with problems, you can help her solve problems and make decisions that she may not be mature enough to make on her own.
Tip of the Day January 6
Capture in words and photos the moments of your life with your child. Record them, keep them, and share them at the end of the year.
Tip of the Day January 5
Try new activities to help your child step outside of his or her comfort zone. For example: Conquer a fear of heights with indoor rock climbing.
Tip of the Day January 4
Empower your child! Listen to his or her ideas and provide appropriate opportunities for your child to participate in decision-making.
Tip of the Day January 3
Together, create a list of your family’s favorite healthy snacks and meals. Work to integrate these into your regular eating habits to stay healthy.
Tip of the Day January 2
Set high, but realistic expectations. Make sure you set goals that help your kids reach their personal best.
Tip of the Day January 1
For New Year’s, have a family gathering and go around the group, letting each person share one favorite memory from the past year and one struggle he or she overcame. Go around the circle again and let everyone share one goal for the new year.
Tip of the Day December 31
Help your kids set New Year’s resolutions and stick with them. Talk about the ups and downs of change and how resolutions can be easy to accomplish on some days and not on others.