Children Sticking Up for Themselves (5-14-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:  To help your child stick up for himself.

PRACTICE:  Today, if you see your child being put down or unfairly accused of something, help him stick up for himself.

    1. Help him honestly figure out whether any part of the put-down is deserved or any part of the accusation is true. If so, help him accept responsibility for that and find a way to make-up for any harm done to others.
    2. Help him speak up to the person accusing him. Show him how he can tell a person to stop without doing any hitting or name-calling.
    3. Let your child know that he can count on you to help him with this situation. All he has to do is be completely honest about the situation with you.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, PHOEBE & DIGGER.  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 Making Children Feel Safe and Important, Part 2.