Children Can Know What They Want. (8-28-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   To help your child know what he wants.

PRACTICE:       Today, ask your child some “What do you want?” or “What do you need?” questions.  Do not accept an “I don’t know.” answer.

Have him stop what he is doing until he responds. He will likely want to come up with an answer so he can get back to his activity.

When he answers, thank him and tell him something you like about his choice – it is interesting, a new idea, sounds good, etc.

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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