Let Children Know You Miss Them. (10-14-13)

Today’s parenting Tip:

Decide:    Your child should have special memories with his dad. 

Practice:   Today, plan for Dad to tell/show how much he misses his child.

He might be away at work for the day, away on a business trip, or live away from his child permanently.

If you are Dad, think of how to let your child know you miss him. You could tell him on the phone when you call to ask about his day. You could tell him in the car when you pick him up from school or daycare. You could tell him during playtime when you get home.

If you are not Dad, ask Dad if he will do this. If that is not possible or advisable, arrange for some other important male to tell him how much he is missed (Grandpa, Uncle, family friend, neighbor).

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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