Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day August 17

If your high-school student has a job, then help him manage his money and time. Help him to create a budget, and have a savings plan.

Tip of the Day August 16

Your high school student should be thinking about her future. Listen to her, support her, and have an open mind about the endless possibilities.

Tip of the Day August 15

Emphasize how homework helps kids learn. Do homework with them. Make it fun. Applaud their learning and new knowledge.

Tip of the Day August 14

Some kids tend to either “love” school or “hate” it. If your child happens to “hate” school, help her identify parts that are more enjoyable—even if they are recess, gym, and lunch.

Tip of the Day August 13

Pre-teens can be strongly influenced by friends. If your child has friends who only want to socialize and not learn, find ways to keep your child engaged in school and learning. Continue to encourage his or her curiosity.

Tip of the Day August 12

Middle school behavior can sometimes be influenced by peers or life changes—such as attending a new school. Continue to ask questions and be engaged with your kid. He needs you!

Tip of the Day August 11

A move to middle or junior high school means more responsibilities. If you find that your child needs help managing his new middle school schedule, set up a daily assignment checklist to keep at home and review daily.

Tip of the Day August 10

If you’re unfamiliar with your child’s school dress code, check the school website and take the opportunity to set guidelines about clothing allowance and the type of clothes your child is permitted to wear.

Tip of the Day August 9

Go back-to-school shopping together. Most middle school teachers will provide specific lists of supplies for their classes. Shopping from a teacher-supplied list will ensure your child has the right supplies, and could save you money and time.

Tip of the Day August 8

Plan and shop for healthy breakfasts and lunches a week in advance. This will save you precious time and prevent stress in the long run!