Do Things As Many Times As Needed (9-18-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide: You can do things as many times as you need to in order to do them well.

Practice: Think of something you want to learn to do. Today, make your first attempt to learn how to do it. If it is something you need a teacher for, use today to read about it, try some part of it on your own and/or arrange time for your first lesson.

Tell yourself, it’s OK to not do it perfectly the first time.

Commit to multiple practice times on whatever time schedule works for you. How long do you think it will take you to be good enough to show others what you have learned?

To have others say you are good at it?

To teach others how to do it?

Keep track and see if you were right about how long it will take you. Remember, if you truly believe its OK to do it as many times as you need to, you’ll be successful.

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 2.

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