After-School Rules (8-9-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

We understand that some of our readers are from countries that have royal princesses and princes. We respect the important history and official roles of those royal princesses and princes. These parenting tips are designed to help us understand how an ordinary person can become a lovable, capable princess or prince – both in spirit and in action.

Because these parenting tips are inspired by our featured book, PRINCESS IN TRAINING and because August is back-to school month for many kids, these tips are about how your child can return to school as a lovable, capable princess (or prince).

Decide: To be a princess in spirit and in action, your child needs to learn after-school rules.

Practice:   Plan how after-school time will go. Explain the plan to your child. Make a poster that describes the plan. Use pictures for a young child. For an older child, involve her in the plan.

Agree on what time is reasonable for her to be home. Agree on the rules for what she can do after school and whom she can do it with. Make sure your child knows what to do in an emergency. Go through this process with each child. Make a plan that is for each child individually.

Read more about lovable, capable princesses (and princes): Becoming a Lovable and Capable Prince or Princess.

Come back to Daily Parenting Tips each day for another helpful tip.


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