Balancing Your Love for Your Child (9-3-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:  You can balance how you love your child.

Practice:   Keep track of what you say to your child today – with words and actions. How many messages were I-care-about-you messages?  These are ones he deserves just because he is a human being and all people need to be cared about.  (“I’m so glad you are home with me today.”  “Come get cozy with me.”  Make him one of his favorite foods.)

How many messages were you-did-a-good-thing message?  (You stayed right with me at the store today.”  “Your picture has beautiful bright colors in it.”  Go to school to meet his teacher.)  Were the two kinds of messages balanced? If not give more of the missing kind tomorrow.

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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