Putting Storytelling in the Parent Toolbox (9-5-13)

Today’s Parenting Team:

Decide:  Books are useful parenting tools.

Practice:   Today, pick a problem you are having with your child.  Go to your local library to find a book that deals with that problem.

The librarian should be able to suggest books about all sorts of issues for all ages of children.  You don’t have to tell the librarian why you want it or that it has anything to do with your family.  Read the book yourself first to make sure it is saying what you want it to say about the problem.  If it is right for you and your family, read it to your young child or if it is for an older child place it in his room.

Don’t overdo the effort to get the older child to read the book.  The more he thinks it is his idea to take a look at it, the more likely he’ll read it and get the point you are trying to make.

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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