Keep It Real. (5-23-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:    To help your child keep it real when it comes to anticipating special events.    

PRACTICE:    Today, think about your child’s last big event.

Did you talk a lot about it ahead of time? Did the event get too much attention or just enough for him to be well prepared and enjoy the time waiting for it to happen?

When you imagined together what it was going to be like did you create over-the-top descriptions for him? Or, were you pretty down-to-earth?

When the event occurred was it a good time for the most part? Or, was it a bit of a disappointment?

If disappointing, do you think you or your child expected too much of it – expected it to be perfect and it wasn’t?

Or, was it just disappointing because events can fall short for all sorts of unexpected reasons.

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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