Today’s Parenting Tip:
DECIDE: There are some things your child can do for himself when he is hurt.
PRACTICE: Let your child help make his own Boo-boo kit.
Pick out a container. It could be plastic, cardboard, cloth, or even a paper bag. Let your child decorate it with crayons, markers, or paint. Make sure he can open and close it easily.
Work together to find things to put in it. Make sure they are safe things that he will be able to use himself if he gets hurt – special band aids, muscle wraps, special little stuffed animal, a quiet-time small toy, a small book. Don’t put in anything (for example, medicines or creams) that could be dangerous, if he were to get in the kit without you there.
Decide where to put the kit. Make sure he can easily get to it.
While working on this together explain that if he were hurt, two people would be able and glad to take care of him – you and him. Explain what things you think he can do for himself when he is hurt.
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.
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Read the whole story at When a Kid Gets Hurt.