Shopping with Kids (3-8-14)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:           To help your child learn to make shopping choices.

PRACTICE:       Plan a shopping trip for your child to purchase a gift for someone.

Try to narrow the options to two or three before you go. Decide what store(s) you will go to. Be sure your child is not hungry or sleepy at the time you plan to go.

Go over with your child whether he will make the choice on his own or whether you will have final approval.

If the trip is successful, celebrate having a nice gift and having fun picking it out.

After the trip think about what worked well and what would have made it better.

If the trip was unsuccessful, decide what went wrong and how you will improve on it. Then, plan your next trip.

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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