Telling Children They Are Important (10-10-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:   Your child should know how important he is to his dad. 

Practice:   Today, think back to when your child was born.

What did Dad do?

What did Dad say?

What was/is Dad like with the baby?

Is there something about the baby’s name that connects to Dad?

If you are Dad, share these memories with your child.  Even if you think he is too young to understand, tell him anyway.  He’ll pick up on the tone of your voice and the look on your face.

If you are not Dad, you can share what you remember about what Dad was like when your child was born.


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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