Encourage Your Child’s Thinking. (8-23-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   To encourage your child’s thinking.

PRACTICE:       Notice how many times today you tell your child what he likes or dislikes rather than asking his opinion.

Telling sounds like, “You are going to love the new burgers we are having for dinner.” Or, “I picked out our TV show for tonight. I’m sure you will like it better than our usual one.”

Asking sounds like, “I found a new TV show for you to watch. I am anxious to see if you like it.” Or, “Should I have these burgers again; did you like them?”

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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