Today’s Parenting Tip:
DECIDE: To get better at reacting to your child’s anger the way you want to.
PRACTICE: Today, when your child is refusing to do what he is expected to do, don’t back down no matter how much you might want to in order to keep him calm.
Insist on the expected behavior.
Remember that the more you hold the line, the less afraid you will feel about his angry responses.
The anger will pass, but the lesson learned by the child will last forever.
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.