Saying No When You Mean No. (3-27-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   To be responsible for saying no when you mean no.

PRACTICE:   Today, when you hear yourself give a crooked no (for example, making an excuse or saying yes and not following through), stop and think about how you could face up to the situation.

Gather your courage, talk to a friend you trust if you need to, and use your good thinking to come up with a way to be straightforward.

If you decide to say yes, make sure you follow through and celebrate that you are a responsible person.

If you decide you need to just say no, do that and still celebrate that you are a responsible person.

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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