Name-Calling Does Not Correct Misbehavior. (7-4-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:         Name-calling will not make children behave better.

Practice:      Have a great independence day celebration today with children you care about.

Don’t use any name-calling (“You are out-of-control!”) no matter how hectic the day gets.

Instead, correct children by teaching them how to do what they should. (“Stop running so close to the street, because you could get hurt by the cars.  Go across the lawn to the park, if you want to run.”)

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 MONSTER WHO LOST HIS MEAN.  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 Correct; Don’t Criticize – Part 1.

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