Making Up for a Mistake (5-7-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:  You are a good person even though you are not perfect.

PRACTICE:  Think about a time when something you did or failed to do hurt another person – even if you didn’t mean to hurt that person.

What would have made that person feel better? Think of something more than just saying you were sorry.

For example, if you trampled your neighbor’s plants – in addition to saying you are sorry – you could have given her some new plants or have done the work of planting some new seeds for her.

If there is something that is still possible to do in the case you think about, make a plan to do so.

Remember, you are not only caring for the person who was hurt, you are also caring for yourself by proving to yourself that you are a kind and loving person.

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 2.

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