Children Like to Learn (9-14-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:  Your child can like learning important things.

Practice:   Today, think of three things you want your child to learn in the next few months.

For example, if he doesn’t go to school yet, it might be things like using the potty, cleaning up toys, or riding a tricycle.  If he is in school, it might be things like sitting still through story time, doing math problems or making the basketball team.

Ask yourself what it will look like for him to gradually be successful.  For example, he might start by cleaning up his toys without complaining only if you help.

Then, he might start picking up the toys without your help at least some of the time.  Eventually, he will do the task on his own most all of the time.

Step-by-step he will learn.  Make a chart that shows how many times he cleans up with your help and on his own. Celebrate as he makes progress.

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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