Facts Can Destroy Criticism. (7-9-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:    You can use facts to destroy labels that are bad for you.    

PRACTICE:   Write down negative names you have been called.

Go back through them and use a fact to prove them wrong.  For “irresponsible,” you could write about all the times you take good care of your kids which is a very responsible thing to do.

Be sure to destroy the original list so you can be clear that you are changing those messages.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, MY VERY BIG LITTLE WORLD.  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 Preschoolers – Who Are They? Part 1.