Chores = Life Skills (6-2-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:           Chores help kids know what they are good at.

Practice:         Teach your child a household chore today.  Break the chore down into parts.

For example, making your bed = straightening the sheet, straightening the blanket, fluffing the pillow and smoothing out the top cover.

For a young child, have them do just one part for a few days and when it is done well most days, move to the next part.

On any days when it is not done well, calmly ask that he do it over.

Let us know which tips you like the best or any others you think of that you want to pass along to others.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, THE CHANDELIERS.  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.)

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