December 7, 2013:
DECIDE: To teach your child about competition.
PRACTICE: Watch a sporting event either live or on TV and discuss the feelings you see.
Imagine what the players are feeling. Talk about what you think happens after the game is over. Are the players actually friends? Do they have dinner together afterwards?
Ask her if she has ever competed against someone she really liked and respected. Let her know that competition is something that is best turned on for the game and turned off afterwards.
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.