Knowing Your “Hot Buttons” (5-22-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:        “Hot Buttons” can be controlled.

PRACTICE:   Today, list your “hot buttons” – child behaviors that get you especially angry, afraid, or nervous.

For example, when your child cries or throws a tantrum or refuses to do homework.

Think about what you can do to turn off one of those hot buttons when it pops up. For example, count to 10, take a deep breath, remind yourself that it is a hot button and that you can control it.

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 3.



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