Time-In Instead of Time-Out (6-8-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:           Attention can work better than punishment.

Practice:         Today, when you are about to give a child a “time-out,” make it a “time-in” instead.

Sit with the child and give her your undivided attention.

Calmly talk with the child about what she did wrong and how to do better.

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.)

Read the whole story at Quality Time.

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