Stroking Away the Fears (8-25-13)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:    Comforting your child will help him deal with fears or concerns about school.

Practice:   Today, while watching TV together or as your child is falling asleep, silently and gently stroke his arm or forehead or hair. If he objects, calmly stop and don’t be offended. Try again another time.

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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