Invisible Responsibilities (9-21-14)

Today’s Parenting Tips:

DECIDE:   To help your child understand your responsibilities.

PRACTICE:   Using what you learned about “invisible responsibilities” from the Parenting Tip on September 16, talk to your child about the responsibilities you meet on a regular basis.

Pick one of your responsibilities like cleaning the house or taking care of your pet. What are the tasks involved? How much of your time do those tasks take? Share this info with your child. Share how you make yourself do those tasks even when they are hard. Share why you are glad you do those tasks.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, PICK A PUP.  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 Kids and Pets: More about Responsibility, Love, Independence, and Loss.