Get Better at Doing Something (2-11-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:       To get better at doing something.

PRACTICE:   Make a goal for getting better at something within three weeks.

For example:

  • If you wanted to be a faster or longer runner – you would decide how much you should improve your speed or distance within the next three weeks.
  • If you wanted to play a certain piece on a musical instrument, you would decide what part of the piece you will be able to play well within three weeks.
  • If you wanted to give yourself more relaxation time, you would decide how much time you will set aside each of the next three weeks.

Make a plan for how you will reach the goal you set. Celebrate your success.

If you do not reach your goal in the next three weeks, re-look at your goal. Make any adjustments you need to, and try again.

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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