This Is a Special Time. (4-17-14)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   “Special time” can make a child feel important.

PRACTICE:   Today, plan some “special time” with a child – a time when you can give your undivided attention.

If there are other children, arrange for someone else to manage them or make sure they are occupied. (It could be a good time for a video, or the special time could be when younger children are asleep.)

Don’t answer the phone during special time. Kids love knowing they are number one on your agenda.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, PHOEBE & DIGGER.  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 Making Children Feel Safe and Important, Part 1.

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