“It doesn’t matter what you say you believe. It only matters what you do.” — Robert Fulghum
Tip of the Day October 24
The first thing you learn when cycling or skating is how to fall. So much of life is like that. Teach your kids how to “fall” and how to get back up again.
Tip of the Day October 23
The Olympics and other sporting events are inspiring. Paralympics competitions (still available online for viewing) can be even more inspiring. Learn with your children about the amazing things all bodies can do.
Tip of the Day October 22
Does your child know how to dial 911 in an emergency? Just as importantly, do they know where to find and how to operate a cell phone (if you don’t have a landline)?
Tip of the Day October 21
When your kid asks about scary things, don’t panic! Turn it around and ask more questions. “What do you know about wildfires? What more would you like to know?”
Tip of the Day October 20
“Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don’t. Because, sometimes, you won’t.” — Dr. Seuss
Tip of the Day October 19
Does your child know: Your full name? Your full telephone number? Your full address? Your workplace? Kids as young as three can and should learn this.
Tip of the Day October 18
“Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” — Robert Fulghum
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.