Prepare Your Child for New Experiences (10-24-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:      It is important to prepare your child for new experiences.

Practice:   Today, think of the next birthday party your child will be attending. Have a conversation about what that will be like and what behavior is expected of him.

For example, if he is meeting new people, tell him some things he could say. Practice the conversations, just the two of you.

If you expect him to shake hands, show him how to do that.  Compliment him on how he does it.

If you are preparing for his party, practice saying thank you.

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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