Appreciating What You Have (10-20-14)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:      To appreciate what you have.

Practice:     Today, get out your list from “Needs Vs. Wants” Parenting Tip (10.15.14) and write why you appreciate what you have from that list – from either the needs side or the wants side.

If ideas come into your mind about things you wish you had, push those thoughts out of your mind. Today is going to be about appreciating what you do have, not wishing for more.

If you have any trouble concentrating on what you have and not thinking about what you wish for, say to yourself, “How can I be happy with more, if I can’t be happy with what I have?” Ask yourself if you have anything extra of the things you have that you could share with others.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by our featured picture book, CLEVER JACK TAKES THE CAKE.  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 Birthday Parties, Part 1.

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