People Change. (7-30-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   To help your child believe people change.

PRACTICE:   Today, talk with your child about what last summer was like for him and for you.

How big was he? Has your size changed? What could he do? Not do? Are there any changes in what you can do?

What is different about him this summer? About you?

Are there things he is glad about? Are there things about last summer that he misses? What are the changes like for you?

Make the point of your talk:

    • Change does happen.
    • Most of the time, change keeps things interesting and fun to look forward to, especially since you can often work toward changes that you want. For example, if you want to be a better baseball player, you can work at that. If you want to have a vacation, you can think about what could be arranged that would work for your family.

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 2.

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