Play “Special Worlds.” (9-28-13)


Today’s Parenting tip:

Decide: It’s OK for your child to grow and learn at his own speed.

Practice: Play ”Special Worlds ” with your child today. This is a game where you describe a “special world” and the other person says what it would be like to live in that world. It encourages thinking about what kind of world you want to create for yourself. Today, describe something like this: “In this special world, kids can learn as fast or as slow as they need to. They just keep trying until they get it. Some take a long time to learn to clean up their toys or use the potty and some learn that very quickly. “

 Then, let your child take a turn to make up a special world. You say what it would be like to live in that world. Pay attention to whether there are things you can do to make his real world special in the ways he is imagining. Send the special world ideas from your game to us here at the blog. Others may be able to use them.

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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