Letting Children “Direct” Things (5-28-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:           You can help children learn to think for themselves.

Practice:         Do a project with a child today and let her direct it.  Don’t show her how to do things better.  Let him struggle to get things right and encourage him to keep thinking.  Let her make up the rules.  Tell her what a great thinker she is.

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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