Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day October 7

Do you have rules about phones and driving for your teens? (Or will you?) Do you follow the same rules, yourself?

Tip of the Day October 6

What are your rules for screen time for your kids? Do you follow them yourself?

Tip of the Day October 5

Turn screen time into craft time. If your kid wants to play Mario Bros. (again!) get out some Perler® beads or other craft supplies and make your own Mario and Luigi, together.

Tip of the Day October 4

“Oh, I feel so fat!” “I should skip lunch today.” Your kids hear you. And they project your words onto themselves. Keep that in mind.

Tip of the Day October 3

Is your phone always in your hand? Do you keep your fingers over the keyboard when your kid wants your attention? Kids notice. Put the screens away and look them in the eye to talk.

Tip of the Day October 2

How much screen time is too much? Ask your kids. Next time your child wants to play a video game, ask, “How long do you think is a good time?” Chances are very good you’ll get a reasonable answer. If you do, make them stick to it.

Tip of the Day October 1

Do your children know more about the technology in your home than you do? Ask them to teach you all they know. They get to be teachers and you won’t be in the dark about their behavior.

Tip of the Day September 30

Technology has made the world “smaller”, making it easy to know what is happening continents away. Encourage your teen to get involved in causes online and through social media. Remind your kids that there are also wonderful ways to get involved in communities and causes locally.

Tip of the Day September 29

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 September 28

Plan a Hispanic Heritage Month theme party. This could be just a family dinner with foods from a specific Spanish-speaking country or region; give each family member a dedicated task to contribute to the event.