Telling Children They Are Capable (1-28-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   To tell your child she is capable.

PRACTICE:   Today, give your child five messages that say she is able to do many things well, including following your rules that are meant to keep her safe. Make some messages be words. Make some be just actions.

Examples of these types of messages (feel free to use them or to make up your own):

“Way to go – tell me how you got this B on your test.”

Make a chores chart.

“You look great in that skirt.”

“Thank you for sticking to your curfew.”

“Will you paint me one of your beautiful pictures?”

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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