December 11, 2013:
DECIDE: You can teach your child what is “enough.”
PRACTICE: When you offer your child food today, ask him to check in with his tummy and tell you how much or how many he “needs.”
Don’t ask how much or how many he “wants;” that’s a different matter all together. Give him just what he says he needs – no more and no less.
If he returns wanting more, tell him he has had “enough” for now.
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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