December 12, 2013:
DECIDE: To tell your child he is lovable.
PRACTICE: Today, give your child five messages that say he is loved and cared about. Make some be words. Make some be just actions. Examples of these types of messages (feel free to use them or to make up your own):
“I love you oodles and oodles.”
Hug him (not in public, if he is a teen).
Stroke his arm or shoulder while watching TV.
“Let’s have some you-and-me time.”
“How can I be so lucky as to have you for a son?”
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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