Putting Storytelling in the Parent Toolbox (9-2-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:  Storytelling is a useful parenting tool.

Practice:   Today, pick a problem you are having with your child.  Make up a story that gets your message across about this problem.

Find a quiet time to tell your story – maybe dinnertime for older children or bedtime for younger children.  For example, for a young child having sleeping problems, you could tell a story about a doggie or kitty that is afraid to sleep in the dark and how the problem was solved.

For an older child, you could tell a story about peer pressure and how to deal with it.  It might be a story about you when you were young, or it might be about a made up character – just not about your child directly.  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, I WILL LOVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT.  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 LOVE YOUR KIDS NO MATTER WHAT, PART 1.

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