Today’s Parenting Tip:
DECIDE: You can give a just-right amount of attention when your child is hurt.
PRACTICE: Think about last time your child was hurt. How did you help?
Did you ask what your child needed, if she was old enough?
Did you help her take care of herself in some way?
Did you give her some extra attention? If so, what kind and how much?
Make a plan for how you want to help your child the next time she is hurt. Here are some guidelines:
*Ask your child what she needs, if she is old enough.
*Think whether there is something your child can do to help herself.
*Think about what would be the right amount of attention – attention that would let your child know you care but also show her that she is able to take care of herself.
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.