Today’s Parenting Tip:
DECIDE: Others can teach your child about using and enjoying interests or talents.
PRACTICE: Take your child with you to have a conversation with a neighbor, co-worker, friend, or relative about any special interest or talent they have or had.
Be sure to ask when he got interested and how he developed his interest/talent.
Ask if he ever earned his livelihood using this interest/talent.
If he knows your child well, ask what he thinks your child’s interest or talent might be. if he hasn’t seen any clues in your child yet, ask how a child his age could safely check out his interest that he has just shared with both of you.
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.