Children Blowing Off Steam (6-23-13)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:          Your child can feel all of her feelings.

Practice:       Make a “fuss box” for your child today.  See Daily Parenting Tip (6-18-13).

You can use a large cardboard box open on the top and open on one whole side.  Put the box in an open but out-of-the-way place in the house.

Add some pillows that he can punch.  Show him how to use a fuss box.

When you see him acting upset today, tell him to go use his fuss box for a few minutes.

Remember, when he leaves his fuss box he needs to tell you one thing he is going to do about the situation.  It needs to be something that won’t hurt anybody or any thing. (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.

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