10th Annual March for Children

march for childrenApril is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Top 10 Tips for Parents:

  1. When your child wants to show you something, stop what you are doing and pay attention to your child.  It is important to spend frequent, small amounts of time with your child doing things that you both enjoy.
  2. Give your child lots of physical attention- hold hands, hug, and cuddle with them.
  3. Talk to your child about things he/she is interested in and share aspects of your day with your child.
  4. Give your child lots of descriptive praise when they do something you would like to see more of.
  5. Children are more likely to misbehave when they are bored so, provide lots of engaging indoor and outdoor activities for your child.
  6. Teach your child new skills by first showing the skill yourself, then giving your child opportunities to learn the new skill.
  7. Set clear limits on your child’s behavior.
  8. If your children misbehave, stay calm and give them a clear instruction to stop misbehaving and tell them what to do instead.
  9. Have realistic expectations.  All children misbehave at times and its inevitable that you will have some discipline hassles.
  10. Look after yourself.  It is difficult to be a calm, relaxed parent if you are stressed, anxious or depressed.
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