Prepare Your Child for New Experiences. (5-21-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   To prepare your child for an upcoming experience.

PRACTICE:   Today, think of some new experience coming up for your child. For example, a new daycare provider, swimming lessons, meeting someone new, playing baseball for the first time.

Take some time to prepare your child.

Pretend she is in the situation and practice what she can say and do.

Be direct about telling your child what is expected. For example, if she is going to new daycare for the summer, show her how to ask for help.

Pretend you are her and role play the situation.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, IF I CROSSED THE ROAD.  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 When Are Kids Old Enough?

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