Today’s Parenting Tip:
DECIDE: Learning about what is alike and different is good for adults.
PRACTICE: Today, think about how you are alike and different from other people.
Make a short list of people you know well and respect. Write what things you share with those people and what things you are very different about.
Review the list of things that are alike. Celebrate that you share those things.
Review the list of things that are different. Ask your self whether they are things you would like to change and be able to move off the “different from” list. If so work on those things.
Ask yourself whether your differences are OK and serve a good purpose. Perhaps those people would wish they were more like you about those things.
If you find differences you are glad you have, write down why each one is good and in what way it helps you in your life.
Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, MY VERY BIG LITTLE WORLD. Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.
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