Taking Turns Putting the Kids to Bed. (10-4-13)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:    Dad can be soft and loving with kids.

Practice:   Today, if possible, make a plan for Mom and Dad to take turns putting your child to bed.

If this is new for either Mom or Dad, talk over what soft and loving things your child likes and are part of his bedtime routine.  Agree that both Mom and Dad will keep doing those things in their own ways – and maybe add some of their own as well.

Make sure the plan for taking turns can continue and become something the child can count on.

If the child objects because it seems different to him, insist that this is what is best for the family and assure him that bedtime will still be a special time.

 

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, BECAUSE I’M YOUR DAD.  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 DADS ARE SO IMPORTANT.

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