Today’s Parenting Tip:
DECIDE: Grandparents know a lot of important things.
PRACTICE: Have your child talk to grandparents today about the work they do now or did before they retired.
For grandparents far away, you can write a letter, email, telephone, or Skype.
If grandparents are not available to you, try someone else among your friends and neighbors who are like grandparents to your children.
Let your child plan a short list of questions he would like to know about his grandparents’ work. For example, what they liked or didn’t like about their work, why they chose that job, how they learned to do the job, whether the job paid a lot of money.
Thank your grandparents for sharing, and tell them a couple of things that impressed you about their work.
Have your child write them thank you notes.
Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by our featured picture book, DOCTOR TED. Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.
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Read the whole story at Make-Believe and Funny: Two Good Things.