I Care about You. (6-12-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:    Messages about how much you care about your child are important.    

PRACTICE:   Today, give 5 special messages to your child.

Make them about how much you care for him. (For example, say, “I want to have fun playing with you today,” or make him one of his favorite foods.)

Remember, these are not messages your child has earned by being good or by following the rules.

They are messages deserved just because he is a human being and needs to be cared about.

The good feelings these messages create are like money in the bank for your child. He can draw upon them whenever he needs an extra dose of your attention.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, GEORGE UPSIDE DOWN.  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 Meet Kids Where They Are.

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