Extra Attention Days (3-18-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:        To give your child extra attention.

PRACTICE:   Today, make plans for three different “extra attention” days this month for your child.

Make today be one of those days.

Put the other two days on your calendar.

Here are some examples of “extra attention” days. Plan an activity time (for example, playing at the park, after-dinner time to throw the ball around in the yard, coloring together). You could cuddle up to watch a TV show or movie together. You could plan a special lunch or dinner of your child’s favorite foods.

Think of things that involve your child’s favorite things.

Throughout the month remind your child of the things you have done together. Talk about what fun you had and how much you loved being with him.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by our featured picture book, BOO HOO BIRD.  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 When a Kid Gets Hurt.



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