No Labels Allowed. (7-14-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   No labeling allowed.

PRACTICE:   Think about the last time you heard your child put a label on someone. “He is bossy.” Or, “She is stuck-up.”

Think ahead about what you want to say to your child the next time you hear this type of labeling from him. Some questions that you can use in your discussion:

    • Why does your child think this?  Does your child have real reasons?
    • Is this person like this all the time or some of the time? Is your child that way sometimes too? Would he want everyone to think he was always like that?
    • Could this person learn to be different? How? Could our child help him?

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.

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 Preschoolers – Who Are They? Part 1.

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