When Your Child Is Sad (1-21-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   To celebrate your child’s ability to handle sadness or disappointment.

PRACTICE:   Pay attention to the times that your child is sad or disappointed today.  Remember that learning to deal with sadness is an important life lesson.

Notice what your child does to make himself feel better. Does she hug her blanket, cry for awhile, get busy with something?

Celebrate that she has found ways to deal with her feelings. Remember this the next time she feels sad or disappointed, and let it help you avoid jumping in and trying to protect her from every sadness.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, A BALL FOR DAISY.  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 Children and Loss (of Special People or Special Things). 

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