Today’s Parenting Tip:
Decide: How much you should give your child.
Practice: Today, think about how much you give your child and how much is enough. Consider things like clothes, toys, lessons and activities.
How much do you give?
How much is enough?
Does he get to do a lot of special things that other kids don’t?
Do you keep him entertained most of the time?
Is he learning to entertain himself?
Do you give him things he hasn’t asked for?
Do you give him more than he asks for?
If you decide that you give too much, remember you are doing it out of love, but also remember that the best love is balanced – enough, but not too much.
Make the adjustments you think you should and balance your love. (These signs of giving children too much are taken from HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? Jean Illsley Clarke, Connie Dawson and David Bredehofts.)
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.