Words Not to Use When Correcting Your Children (7-7-13)


Today’s Parenting Tips:

Decide:         Not to use “always” or “never” when correcting your children.

Practice:     Today, catch yourself if you hear yourself using the words “perfect,” “always” or “never” when correcting a child.  If you do, stop yourself.  Tell the child that is not really what you meant.  Say it a different way.

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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