Today’s Parenting Tip:
DECIDE: To have fun with your child.
PRACTICE: Today is April Fool’s Day. If you live where this is celebrated, play a harmless practical joke on your child and laugh together afterwards.
(Example: “Honey, the car is broken; you’re going to have to walk to school this morning.” After the child becomes very alarmed say, “April Fool’s Day! You don’t really have to walk.”)
Be prepared. Your child will likely try to pay you back. As long as the jokes are harmless and in good fun, they make family connections that are priceless – as the commercial says.
If you aren’t familiar with April Fool’s Day, read up on it and share what you learn with your child. He may want to try it – just for the fun of it.
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 III.