Expecting Children to Do Things Well (6-12-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:           To expect children to do things well.

Practice:         Today, make a checklist of a child’s chores. Write a description of how to know each part is done well.

For example, clearing off the table after dinner is done well when the table is clear, clean and dry. Have the child do one of the chores and by using the checklist, decide if he did it well enough to check it off.

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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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