Today’s Parenting Tip:
DECIDE: It is important to tell your child how much you like who he is.
PRACTICE: Today, give five special messages today to your child.
Make them about how much you like who he is.
The messages can be words or actions. (Examples: “I want to have fun playing with you today;” making him one of his favorite foods.)
Remember, these are not messages the child has earned by being good or by following the rules. They are messages deserved just because he is who he is.
Mark your calendar with several “Extra Five” days through the summer. Use these days to repeat this activity and give five special messages to your child on those days.
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.