Are You Giving Crooked No’s*? (3-21-14)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   You can recognize crooked no’s.

PRACTICE:   Today, write down your crooked no’s – all the ways you say no without actually saying no.

For example, you offered an excuse when asked to do something, or you said yes but didn’t follow through hoping no one would notice.

Think about what kept you from saying no directly.

Think about whether you should find a way to say what you mean.

*(Thanks to Jean Illsley Clarke for the term, “crooked no’s.”)

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 II. 

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