Mean What You Say. (8-21-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   To mean what you say to other adults.

PRACTICE:       Today, write down any answers you give adults at work and at home when they ask for something – answers that really say, “I don’t really mean it.” For example, when you answer “In a minute.” “Maybe.” or “Sure.”

Listen for how many times you say these things and how many times you followed through afterwards.

Were there people who seemed to not even hear you – like when they heard your answer they didn’t really expect you to follow through?

Were there some people who were disappointed when you didn’t follow through?

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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