Learning to Follow Rules (2-23-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:        Children need to learn what happens next.

PRACTICE:   Read a story to your child today.

Stop every few pages and point out what happened first, second, third, etc.

If your child is old enough, ask him to tell you what happened first and then after that. Every so often ask your chid what she thinks will happen next.

Knowing that one thing causes the next thing is necessary for children to learn to follow rules.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by our featured picture book, MR. ZINGER’S HAT.  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 The Importance of Storytelling.



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