Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

When to Indulge

Screen shot 2013-02-28 at 8.13.46 AMPublished February 2013: Mom.Me

When to Indulge
How to determine if you should say ‘yes’ or ‘no’

Article Excerpt:

You probably hear yourself saying “no” countless times a day. But sometimes a “yes” may be the best course of action. In fact, indulging your child once in a while can show her the value of accomplishments. “A treat on a whim can be fun [and] invite spontaneity and surprise in your lives,” said Erica Curtis, Santa Monica, California-based family therapist.

“It lets your child know that it is OK to treat yourself once in a while.” While you should be selective, and opt for the “right” time to hand out a quick perk, here are some great reasons to indulge your kids.

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– Shannon Philpott



February 28, 2013 - Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , ,

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