Criticism Vs. Compliments (7-12-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:        To pay as much attention to compliments as you do to criticism.

Practice:      Fold a paper in half.  On one half list criticisms you received today.  On the other half, compliments you received.

Think about which group, criticism or compliments, made the deepest impression on you.  Which did you think the most about, stew over, remember?

Spend the rest of your day thinking, appreciating and remembering the compliments.

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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