Teach Your Child How to Behave. (9-6-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:  You can help your child learn how to behave.

Practice:   Today, take your child with you on an errand where he will meet a new adult.  Explain to her ahead of time what will be happening.

Tell her you will introduce a new person to her.  “John, this is my daughter Jillian.”  Explain exactly what her behavior should be.  “Look right at John’s face and say ‘hi.’”  Play it out a couple of times, if she is pretty young and this is new to her.

After you are done with your errand tell her what you thought went well.  If there is anything that needs to be corrected, tell her why it was a problem and what she should have done instead.  Assure her she will have another chance to practice meeting new adults.

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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