Oct 24, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
Obviously there are many many gifts that parent can give to their children. Yet your attention always is the one to stand out! Children crave for and thrive with their parents' undivided attention.
So please try to squeeze at least 10 minutes a day for each of your children in your daily agenda. That 10 minutes will be their time! A total union of a parent and child for at least 10 minutes a day will help you solve many crises before they occur.
Try to listen to your child during those ten minutes without giving your opinion... just listen! Or watch whatever they're watching, listen to whichever song they're listening. Try to suppress the urge of telling them how your childhood was, the kinds of music you used to listen to... Or play with them. Simply go down on your knees and elbow to join their game of Lego, Barbies, puzzles etc....
I know it's harder than it sounds when you put it into action. Yet this is the most effective way to stay connected with your children. Once you're connected, everything comes smoother... Even the high waves of teenage years :)
Oct 18, 2009
Oct 16, 2009
Oct 15, 2009
OK spending "quality time" with your kids is a winner... BUT spending "high quality time" with your kids is the CHAMP!
What's the difference?
Taking your kids to the playground and watching them running around is "quality time"
Taking them to the playground and playing tag with them and running around together is the "high quality time"........
Oct 14, 2009
Oct 13, 2009
"Tell me, I forget. Teach me, I remember. Involve me, I understand"
This is a Chinese Proverb!
So the question is: how much do you involve your kids in daily tasks?
There are two things children love the most!!!!
- to be together with you
- to be able to do the things adults do
The key is to share the experience with them... So don't just give them a job and leave them on their own! But do it together!!!