Today’s Parenting Tip:
DECIDE: To balance the ways you love your child.
PRACTICE: Today, give six special messages to your child.
Make three (3) be about how much you like who he is.
The messages can be words or actions. (Examples: Say, “I want to have fun playing with you today” or make him one of his favorite foods.)
Remember, these are not messages the child has earned by being good or by following the rules. They are messages deserved just because he is who he is.
Make three (3) be about how well he does things – uses his skills or follows rules.
The messages can be words or actions. (Examples: Say, “Thank you for doing your chores right on time” or set up an art project telling him how much you enjoy his art.) These are messages that tell your child he is good at doing important things.
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 Kids Need to DO Things, Part 1.