Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day December 10

Teach your kids how to care for a special item, but don’t expect them to care for living things (such as pets and plants) all by themselves.

Tip of the Day December 9

Feel free to be crabby from time to time. Parenting can be stressful.

Tip of the Day December 8

Develop your child’s creativity. Brainstorm ideas together. Encourage your child to consider different ways of doing things—instead of the first idea that comes along.

Tip of the Day December 7

Delight in your child’s unique, wonderful personality.

Tip of the Day December 6

When you’re helping your child learn something, see if you can make a game or a song of it.

Tip of the Day December 5

Find out which aspects of the holidays your kids enjoy most. Create more holiday traditions that they enjoy.

Tip of the Day December 4

When kids misbehave, focus on changing the behavior and not blaming your child.

Tip of the Day December 3

Ask your kids which famous people they admire. Find out why.

Tip of the Day December 2

Create a shopping list before you go into a store. Explain to your kids that making a list (and sticking with it) helps you budget your money well.

Tip of the Day December 1

Ask your child how he or she spends time during recess and lunch.