December 5, 2013:
DECIDE: To let your child do things for himself.
PRACTICE: Today, think of something you are doing for your child that you can teach him to do for himself. For example, can you teach him to tie his own shoes?
Clear his dishes from the table after meals?
Make his bed?
Use an alarm clock to get up for school?
Don’t expect him to be able to do it immediately, but start the learning process today, stay with it everyday until he can do it well, and don’t forget to celebrate his success.
Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, SUKI AND MIRABELLA. Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.
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Read the whole story at FIGHTING FOR ATTENTION.