Planning for after-school time (8-22-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:   Planning ahead can help your child deal with scared feelings about school.

Practice:   Today, plan how after-school time will go. Explain the plan to your child. Make a poster that describes the plan. Use pictures for a young child. For an older child, involve him in the plan.

Agree on what time is reasonable for him to be home. Agree on the rules for what he can do after school and whom he can do it with. Make sure your child knows what to do in an emergency. Go through this process with each child. Make a plan that is for each child individually.

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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