Encourage Your Child to DO Things (2-2-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:       To give your child “doing” messages.

PRACTICE:         Give your child five (5) special messages today that are about things he has done well.

It could be a skill he has shown you. It could be following rules. It could be grades he has earned at school.

Your messages can be words or actions. Examples:

  • “Thank you for doing your chores right on time.”
  • Set up an art project telling him how much you enjoy his art.
  • Give him a high five when you see him do something well.

These are messages that tell your child he is good at doing important things.

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 2.



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