Mean What You Say. (10-23-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:   You can recognize crooked no’s.

Practice:  Today, write down your crooked no’s – all the ways you say no without actually saying no.

For example, you offered an excuse when asked to do something, or you said yes but didn’t follow through hoping no one would notice.

Think about a fear that is keeping you from saying no directly.

Think about whether you should overcome or outsmart your fear of saying no and find a way to say what you mean.


Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, LET’S GO, HUGO!  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 FEAR IS NOT ALL BAD.

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