Today’s Parenting Tip:
DECIDE: Too much attention and power is not good for children.
PRACTICE: Today, think about how often your child rules the roost at your house.
How often does she control what the family does and when and how the family does it?
How many family decisions is your child controlling?
Where Grandma sits at the table?
Where the family goes on vacation?
Where you go to eat dinner?
If the answer is yes to many of these questions, practice taking back your family power. Reduce the number of decisions your child is asked to make, and make sure when she does get to make a decision it is about something she should have control over.
What do you want to wear today?
Grandma is sitting here, which of the other seats do you want?
Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, WILLOW FINDS A WAY. 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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