Feelings Can Be Good or Bad. (8-4-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   Any feeling can be good or bad depending on your reaction to it.

PRACTICE:   Today, make two lists. on a piece of paper.  Label one “Helpful” and the other “Harmful.”

On the “Harmful” list, write a note about a time you were angry and did something you wish you hadn’t.

On the “Useful” list, write a note about a time when anger led you to find a solution to a problem.

Repeat for other feelings (happy, sad, scared, etc.).  See if you can write about 10 different feelings.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, THAT MAKES ME MAD!.  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 What You Need to Know about an Angry Child, Part 1.

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