How Do You Like to Hear Compliments? (2-7-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:           How you like to receive compliments.

PRACTICE:      Ask two people to help you with this practice.  The compliment you will practice today is “You do many things well.”

Stand, relax and say out loud, as though you were talking to yourself, “You do many things well.”  Listen to your own voice.

Next, ask one of your helpers to stand across from you, look you in the eye and say, “You do many things well.”

Last, ask your two partners to talk about you while you listen in – overhearing them.  One should say to the other, “Did you know that (your name) does many things well?”

Listen to them talking to each other about you.

Now, think which way did you most like to hear the compliment – your own voice, told directly to you, or overhearing it?

Share your answer with the people you live and work with.

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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