Decide: Messages about how much you care about your child are important.
Practice: Give 5 special messages today to your child. Make them about how much you care for him. (“I want to have fun playing with you today;” make him one of his favorite foods.)
Remember, these are not messages the child has earned by being good or by following the rules. They are messages deserved just because he is a human being and needs to be cared about, especially during these first days of school.
Repeat on several days before and during the first days of school.
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.
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Read the whole story at First Days of School.