Welcome to week three of my series ~ 10 Simple Ways to Connect with your Child. If you’re joining us for the first time ~ welcome! I hope you’ll join in the conversations here and on Facebook.
WEEK 3 – SAY YES
At least once each day this week, say yes. Yes I will read you a story. Yes I will get down on the floor and play lego/trains/tea party with you. Yes I will come outside and push you on the swing. Yes I will answer your question. Instead of “In just a second honey” or “Right after I finish up here” or “I’m very busy right now, maybe a bit later”, let’s try “Yes, right now”. Then put down the phone, ignore the piles of washing, forget about the emails, or the floor that needs to be swept, or the trash that needs to be taken out, and just be with your child. All those other things will wait. Our children may not.
Show them they matter. Be available.
Below are some links to other articles about making yourself available for your children. You’ll also find lots more links on my Pinterest board “Inspiring blog posts and parenting inspiration“.
- I’ve written before about being mindful to slow down and say yes more often in my post “The Power of Yes“.
- In her post Dear “In a Minute” Mom, Rachel at Finding Joy writes about being mindful of all the laters, hold ons and in a minutes.
If you are joining us for the first time ~ welcome! Here is the link for WEEK 1 and WEEK 2. Each week for the next ten weeks, I’ll be sharing one simple idea that you can implement today to foster a more connected relationship with your child. It is my hope that by the end of the ten weeks we will be more present for our children, and more mindful of the type of parent we want to be. With each idea being so simple, and with only one intention to focus on each week, I know we can do this. Will you join me?
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Here are the links for all 10 weeks of this series.
Week 1 – See them.
Week 2 – Listen.
Week 3 – Say yes.
Week 4 – Begin each day with play.
Week 5 – Come from a place of love.
Week 6 – Believe in them.
Week 7 – Let them be themselves.
Week 8 – Switch off, tune in.
Week 9 – Be a real person. Share yourself.
Week 10 – Be kind to yourself. You are enough.