Don’t Let Children Put Themselves Down (7-9-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:         It’s OK to argue with your child about name-calling.

Practice:      Today, listen for any time your child labels himself.  (“I’m so stupid in math.)  If you hear him do that, stop and tell him what you have seen him do that proves the name is wrong.  (“You got a B- on your last math test. How did you do that?”)

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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