October 8, 2013:
Decide: You can be the parent you want to be.
Practice: Today, think of three things you think your dad did or said that was really good for you as a child.
Write them down and think about how you can do or say those things to your child. Be grateful that your dad did or said those things.
If you can, tell him you appreciate those things.
If you have trouble doing those things for your child, ask someone you trust to help you get better at them. Promise yourself you will keep practicing so you will get better at them.
If you are not a dad, share this parenting tip with your child’s dad or some other dad you care about.
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.