Letting Kids Struggle (1-27-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:           You can help your child by letting him struggle.

PRACTICE:       Today, when your child is having trouble trying to do something or solve a problem, encourage him to keep at it and find a solution.

This might happen as he builds with his blocks, does his homework, or tries to make something work right (toy, TV, computer, etc.)

When he asks you for help, instead of taking over for him, ask him questions that will get him on the right track toward a solution.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by our featured picture book, THE THINGS I CAN DO.  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 Kids Need to DO Things, Part 1.



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