September 2014 archive

Parenting Tip: Yell Less and Play More!

Have you every noticed how deliberate young kids are? If you want to understand the true meaning of “in the moment” or “fully present,” watch your kids at play. We all know the importance of play, but how often do we really take the time to slow down and join in? In our hurry to get our kids to soccer practice, pick up the dry cleaning, make dinner, etc, we miss out on valuable opportunities to be present, to connect and simply have FUN!

So, next time you’re running late and need your kids help to get out the door on time, try singing what needs to be done. Or, take 5 minutes to put on music and just dance. Skip around the house as you gather your things.

Why yell when you can play your way through “chores?”

Let’s show our kids it’s fun to be an adult and that not everything has to be so serious!

Wishing you a joyful day!

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