This is a simple idea, something you can practice
everyday. It's simple, but it's not always easy.
Idea #2: Do three things when your children wake
up in the morning and walk out (or wait in their crib) to greet
in their eyes
them a hug
The morning can be a challenging time. Getting everybody
up and ready on time is not an easy task, especially when you have
to take care of yourself, too.
What if you got up 10 minutes (1 hour, 30 minutes, 5
minutes…whatever works for you) before your children so you could
focus on yourself? Take some time for you, ground and center
yourself so your children don't wake up to a flurry of rushed or
anxious energy. Make a conscious decision to start the day on
a calm note.
If the first thing your child experiences every morning is love
and calm, imagine how it will shape their day. If you did
this everyday (or even 3 times a week), imagine how it will shape
Click here to read Action Item #1......
Cathy Adams is a certified parenting coach, yoga instructor and mother to three girls.
See more of Cathy's stories here.
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