Are You Cleaning Up Too Much? (8-16-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   Who should clean up after your child.

PRACTICE:       Today, make a list of each time you clean up after your child.

Make two columns.  Mark who did the clean up next to each thing on the list: “Me,” “Child with Help,” or “Child Alone.”

If you were to repeat this list in September, would you want it to look different? How many of the clean-ups did you do? Were there more things that your child could have cleaned up – at least with some help? Were there any things your child cleaned up by himself?

What do you think your child has learned so far about cleaning up after himself? Do you have a plan to teach him more?

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 2.

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