Birthdays Are Important (10-30-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:     Birthdays are important.

Practice:   Plan your child’s birthday today – even if it is many months away.  Think about how you can celebrate it in a balanced way.

First, what would make him feel he is special just because he is your son?  What would make him feel how much you love being with him and enjoy your time with him?

Second, what would help him know how much talent you think he has?  What a star he is.  How famous and successful you think he will be?  How much you appreciate the hard work he puts in to be able to do all the things he can do?  How much you appreciate his good behavior?

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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