May 11, 2014:
DECIDE: To celebrate that you are working to be the parent you want to be.
PRACTICE: Having a Happy Mother’s Day.
Every time someone wishes you a Happy Mother’s Day, let it be a reminder to you that you can be the parent you want to be.
Remember, if you are reading this blog, your are working to do just that. Think of all the progress you have made, since you started reading (or will make, if you are a new reader).
If you are a male, acting as both mother and father, wish yourself a Happy Mother’s Day as well. You deserve to celebrate both Mother’s and Father’s Day.
If you are from a country that doesn’t celebrate Mothers Day today, celebrate anyway. You can celebrate again when your country celebrates.
I think we should celebrate every time a country somewhere is honoring Mothers – we deserve to pat ourselves on the back as many times as possible for this very hard job we do .
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.