In today’s face paced World it can be hard to juggle all of the things that are required of us. Trying to keep fit, put healthy meals on the table, meet work commitments, stay connected to your partner, have some sort of social life and of course spend quality time with your kids.
When stress levels run high it is easy to take it out on those closest to us. It is not unusual to snap at the demands of our little ones, who just don’t seem to grasp the pressure that you are under……and nor should they.
Our time is valuable and for parents it is vital that we try to keep things simple. Rather than struggling to afford the greatest gifts for Christmas, which eats up our time at work and multiplies the grey hairs, realise that your presence is the best present.
Simple acts of expressing unconditional love are the most powerful. Taking time out to let you children know that they are truly loved for who they are will make sure that they feel secure. There are some things that you can do to communicate love without even speaking a word. There will be less of an urge to pester for your attention constantly when you try these 8 simple ideas that take just a few seconds of your time. Actions speak louder than words.
1. Put your telephone or ipad down
….and look up from your laptop when you are speaking to your child. Look into their eyes! This shows them exactly how much you value them and also reminds you just how precious they are. Those little faces will grow up all too soon. What a shame it would be to miss them because you were glued to a screen the whole time. If you cannot possibly stop right away try saying, “Please give me a second to finish, as I would love to look at you while you are talking.” You will find that they are usually happy to be patient because they are anticipating your full attention in just a moment. As a sideline benefit think what a fabulous lesson for your children to learn from you!
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