WEEK 9 – Be a real person. Share yourself.
Be accessible. Tell your children a story about yourself from when you were their age. Let the know what you enjoyed, what you wanted to be, how you spent your time, your friends, your school, your teachers, anything. Children love to hear stories from when their parents were growing up.
Be real. Admit your failings. Sometimes it can feel as though we shouldn’t let our guard down, that we should set a shining example for our kids. But if we never show them the whole picture, mistakes and all, how can they learn? You do not have to be perfect. What better way to connect with our kids than to show them that we are human too. If we lose our patience, or snap or yell, just say sorry. Come clean. Tell them “I made a mistake and I’m sorry. I’ll try harder.”
If you are joining us for the first time ~ welcome! At the end of this post you will find the links for week 1 through 7. Each week for 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?
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.
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