Previous Tips of the Day

Tip of the Day July 17

Cook a meal together as a family. Take it a step further: double the recipe and take it to someone who needs an extra hand or a bit of cheer (if they’ve been sick, had a new baby, or have been working too hard). Get ideas for fun family dinners here.

Tip of the Day July 16

Help your kids take healthy risks—not dangerous ones. Teach them the difference.

Tip of the Day July 15

Tell your child you love him often, but show him you love him through your actions every day. Little Lesson: It’s easy to say, “I love you”, but the little, everyday things you model (like patience, kindness, courage, and persistence) are really what make a difference in the long run.

Tip of the Day July 14

Summer Activity Idea: Have an alphabet scavenger hunt. Record your findings.

Tip of the Day July 13

It’s summer — Throw the rules out the window for a night (or two)! Shake things up a bit: head to the park even though it would normally be “too late,” eat popsicles for dinner, or leave the dishes and head to the drive-in.

Tip of the Day July 12

In a recent, national survey 28% of parenting adults and youth agree that their family adjusts easily when dealing with a big change. Get ideas for parenting through tough times here.

Tip of the Day July 11

In a recent, national survey, 94% of youth say they believe they can count on their family to support them when they have a problem or challenge. Learn more in today’s webinar.

Tip of the Day July 10

Track your miles this summer! Love to hit the road on a bike or on your feet? How far do you think you can go? Set a goal and get an inexpensive pedometer or odometer — or use an online mapping tool — and start tracking. That may be the extra push you need to get you out the door.

Tip of the Day July 9

In a recent, national survey, 48% of youth say they get distracted by their cell phone or a text message sometimes or often when they are talking to a parent. Put down the phone, and use these tips to help you become a better listener.

Tip of the Day July 8

In our recent, national Family Assets survey, 97% of parenting adults say they respect their youth’s opinions, even if they disagree. 90% of youth feel the same way. Learn more in our July webinar.