Mistakes Help Your Child Do Better. (9-21-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide: You can help your child believe making mistakes is part of learning to do better.

Practice: Talk with your child about a time he made a mistake recently.

Ask him what he did after making the mistake.

Cover up the mistake so no one would know?

Walk away and give up?

Feel bad for quite sometime?

Ask him to imagine that there is this special world where everyone believes mistakes can help a person learn to do better.

Ask him how he thinks people in that special world react when they make a mistake.

Ask him if he thinks he could react that way the next time he makes a mistake.

Tell him you can’t wait to hear how that works for him.

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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