Today’s Parenting Tip:
DECIDE: To teach your child an art skill that you have.
PRACTICE: Today, decide on an artistic skill that you have.
Plan to teach your child how to do this type of art.
Keep the time short, if your child is young or your child is only mildly interested.
Be sure to teach in a hands-on way. Let the child try the things you are talking about after you demonstrate.
Celebrate your child’s attention and any first-level skill he shows.
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 .