Rules about Choices for Children (3-5-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:           To improve the choices you give your child.

PRACTICE:       If you need to give better, fewer, or more choices to your child, give choices based on these rules.

  • For young children, give only two options at a time.
  • For young children, give choices only a few times in a day.
  • Make sure all the options you give are all acceptable to you.
  • For older children, help them learn to use pros and cons to help make their choice.

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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