Updating Your Child’s Talent List (4-19-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:        You can discover your child’s talents and interests.

PRACTICE:   Today, watch your child closely – with your list of talents and interests from yesterday in mind. See if you see things that make you think you are correct. Even little things can be clues that you are right.

For example, if you said your child is really interested in building things, but you didn’t see him building anything today, don’t cross that off of your “talent” list. If today he is asking a lot of questions about how something is put together or how tall something is, that could be a clue that he has a special interest in building things and would be a reason to keep that on the talent list.

 If you see anything new today that you think belongs on the list go ahead and add it.

 If you didn’t make a talent/interest list yesterday, do it today and then start watching your child to see how good your list is. Your list should be three things you think your child does really well – better than you would expect for his age. Or, is really interested in – more than in other things.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by our featured picture book, IGGY PECK, ARCHITECT.  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 Your Child’s Special Talents, Part 1.



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