Is Your Child Giving Crooked No’s*? (3-23-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   You can recognize your child’s crooked no’s.

PRACTICE:   Today, write down all the ways your child says no without actually saying no.

For example, when asked to do something, he offers an excuse or acts like he doesn’t hear you.

Think about how you feel when you hear those crooked no’s.

Imagine what those crooked no’s will sound like if he continues to use them as he grows up – how they will sound when he is an adult? Will they help him or hurt him?

*(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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