Learning from Others (8-21-13)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:    It’s OK to be afraid.

Practice:   Share with your child what your first days at school were like or what an older brother or sister experienced when he or she first went to school.  Be sure to include what helped in each situation.

If your child wants to, let him ask an aunt, neighbor, friend or grandparent what his or her experience was like.  If you are part of that conversation and being afraid or nervous doesn’t come up, be sure to ask specifically whether the person had any fear, nerves or concerns and how he or she handled it.

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, OLIVER AND HIS ALLIGATOR.  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 First Days of School.

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