Everyone Needs Attention (3-26-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:         That all human beings need attention.

 PRACTICE:    Today, make a list of what adults do to get attention. For example, pick fights, be affectionate, talk a lot, play competitive games, arrive late to everything, etc.

Think about when you have done any of the things on your list. Do you think you needed attention? If so, what makes you think so?

What did it feel like to need attention? What did it feel like to get it? What did it feel like to not get it?

Make a new list of other things you could do to fill your need for attention. Be sure to add, “Ask for it.”

Try one of the things on your new list and see if it works.

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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