Chores Help Keep Love Balanced (9-8-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:  Chores can help keep love balanced.

Practice:   Teach your child a household chore today.

PICK UP YOUR SOCKS by Elizabeth Crary can help you know what chores are reasonable for your child’s age.  Break the chore down into parts.

For example, making your bed = straightening the sheet, straightening the blanket, fluffing the pillow and smoothing out the top cover.

For young children, have them do just one part for a few days and when it is done well most days, move to the next part.  On any days when it is not done well, calmly ask that they do it over.

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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