Blowing Off Steam (6-18-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:           It is a good thing to blow off steam.

Practice:        Make yourself a “fuss box” today.  You can use a cardboard box open at the top.  Make it large enough that you can stand in it and rant and rave about anything you are really upset about.

When you are done step out and say out loud one thing you will do about the situation that you are upset about.  If you feel silly at first, just keep using it over time until you feel the benefit of blowing off some steam.  (Thanks to author Jean Illsley Clarke for the fuss box idea.)

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, KING ARTHUR’S VERY GREAT GRANDSON.  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 Aggression in Kids.

One thought on “Blowing Off Steam (6-18-13)

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