Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day October 22

React calmly and matter-of-factly when kids have meltdowns. Give them time to gain their composure. Then find out what upset them.

Tip of the Day October 21

Introduce your kids to magazines that interest them. Check them out of the library. If they get excited about one, consider subscribing to it in their names.

Tip of the Day October 20

Thank your kids when you see them making good choices and when they help out.

Tip of the Day October 19

When you listen to your kids, give them your full attention. Ask questions. Learn more about their perspectives.

Tip of the Day October 18

Encourage your child to set savings goals and achieve them. Celebrate when they do.

Tip of the Day October 17

Place limits on the amount of time your child sits in front of screens: TV screens, computer screens, video games screens, and so on.

Tip of the Day October 16

Be optimistic about the future. Your attitude often will rub off on your kids.

Tip of the Day October 15

Keep track of the whereabouts of every family member. Explain that families who care about each other know where they are.

Tip of the Day October 14

Encourage your kids to keep track of their responsibilities by creating to-do lists.

Tip of the Day October 13

Talk openly with your kids about how you feel about gambling, drugs, teenage sex and other tough topics. Explain your values.