What You Need Is Important. (3-22-14)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   You can know what you need and want.

PRACTICE:   Today, think how many times recently you have answered a question about yourself with, “I don’t know.”

Why do you not know? Do you really not know what you want for dinner, where you want to go on vacation, or whether you want to buy a new couch or not?

Or, have you spent so much time ignoring or denying what you need and want that now you can’t even identify what those needs and wants are? Are they hidden underneath the many other things and people you deal with in life?

Make a promise to yourself that the next question like these you get, you will answer it, even if it is not your best answer. This will be a start at letting some of these thoughts fight their way back into your mind.

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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