Track Your Child’s Choices. (3-3-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:           Choices are good for children to have.

PRACTICE:       Today, track the choices you are giving your child.

Note how many options you give at one time.

Note whether you give specific options or are asking general questions like, “What do you want to wear this morning?

Note how many different times you give choices throughout the day. Are all your options really OK with you or are you caught hoping your child will pick what you want him to?

If you give no choices today, repeat this activity tomorrow.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, MORRIS THE ARTIST.  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 the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at The Benefits of Art, Choices, and Discipline: Part I .

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