Helping Your Child Get Better at Doing Something (2-13-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:       To help your child get better at doing something.

PRACTICE:  Together with your child, make a goal for getting better at something he really wants to get better at. Make sure the goal is something that he can likely be successful at within about three weeks.

Make a plan with him for what he will need to do and how much practice it will take for him to be successful. Ask him what you can do to be helpful. Would it help if you did it with him? Watched him do it? Just celebrated each time he practiced?

Celebrate his success at the end of the three weeks.

If he does not reach his goal, help him re-look at the goal and make adjustments that are needed. Then, encourage him to 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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