Discipline: Tell; Don’t Ask. (5-17-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:                       You can use your authority as an adult and give directions to children; you don’t have to try to persuade them and get them to agree.

Practice:         Pay attention to whether you are asking children questions when you want to give them direction. “Do you want to go to the store with me?” when you mean, “We are going to the store; get your coat on.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, ELLA SARAH GETS DRESSED.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at What it means when children say “No!”

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