Being Thankful for Helpers (11-30-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:    To be thankful for helpers during busy holidays.

Practice:  Assign a new chore to your child. Make sure it is 1) right for her age and maturity and 2) a real help to the family with all the special demands on time and attention during the holidays.

PICK UP YOUR SOCKS by Elizabeth Crary can help you know what chores are reasonable for your child’s age.

Break the new chore down into parts.  For example, making your bed = straightening the sheet, straightening the blanket, fluffing the pillow and smoothing out the top cover.

Remember to show your child how the chore needs to be done to meet your expectations.

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

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

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