Birthdays Should Be Fantastic! (1-12-14)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   Birthdays should be fantastic.

PRACTICE: Plan a birthday week for the next family birthday.

Plan seven small gifts or celebrations, one for each day of the week that the birthday falls within.

For example, for a young child:

1) a trip to the park,

2) an ice cream treat,

3) a small toy,

4) a special present on the actual birthday,

5) a dinner of his choice,

6) some arts and crafts time, and

7) a family bike ride.

Make a card for each gift or make a special calendar so your child knows he is in for a whole week of celebrating what a great person he is. Include yourself in this practice.

If you are the next birthday in the family, arrange for seven days of celebration – plan some small way each day to remember that the world is a better place because of your arrival in it.

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.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at BULLYING.

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