It’s a Day to Celebrate!


Parenting Thought:

Celebrate!

54 Sidebar 2Plan an outing with your child that celebrates something important related to the country you live in or the culture you are part of. For those in the U.S., that would likely be a Fourth of July celebration today.

Enjoy it to the fullest, but remember special days are not always “perfect.” But, even when events aren’t prefect, they can still create wonderful memories.

At the end of the day, be sure to talk over the day and all that was good about it with your children.

Summer’s Picture Books

We have been amazed at how much good parenting information is in children’s picture books – books that we hope you are reading everyday to the children in your lives – your own, your class, those you take care of.  For each book, we are noting there is something in it to remind you of how to be the parent you want to be.
What’s in it for you, the reader? 
A reminder that preschool-aged children test out what it means to be mean, but you can help them learn that there are good reasons to give up being mean to be nice.
What’s in it for you, the reader?
A reminder that the first days of school can be scary for your children at any age and that you can help them get over those fears.
What’s in it for you, the reader?
A reminder that all children have trouble sharing, but you can help them learn that it also can be fun to share.
What’s in it for you, the reader?
A reminder that your children need to know you love them no matter what – “On fun days and sad days and happy days and mad days….”

Read All About It:

SELF-ESTEEM A FAMILY AFFAIR, Jean Illsley Clarke

GROWING UP AGAIN: PARENTING OURSELVES, PARENTING OUR CHILDREN, Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson

Surf the Internet:

July 4th

perfectionism

celebrating countries all over the world

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