The Fun of Giving (11-28-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:    To be thankful about giving as well as receiving.

Practice:  Plan a shopping trip for your child to buy holiday gifts for others. It’s a good time to teach some good practices about shopping.

*  Try to narrow the options to two or three before you go.

*  Decide what store(s) you will go to.

*  Be sure your child is not hungry or sleepy at the time you plan to go – even older kids.

*  Go over with your child whether he will pick the gift on his own or whether you will have final approval.

After the trip think about what worked well and what would have made it better.

If your trip is successful, celebrate having a nice gift and having fun picking it out.

If the trip was unsuccessful, decide what went wrong and how you will improve on it. Then, plan your next trip.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by the idea of being thankful.

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.)

The Holiday Season is upon us. Looking for a clever gift idea? See Holiday Gift Ideas Revisited.

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