A Random Diablog – Family Connection
Cast your thoughts back to your day.
When during the day did you fully engage and connect with your child(ren)?
In a Minute – Hold on.
Like all kids, my kids are busy, they play out with other kids, watch TV, get absorbed in a book or nerf game, or quite often are on their screens for their ‘screen time‘. When they take a break from what they are doing, chances are we are distracted on a screen too or absorbed by a household task, or our minds are elsewhere. The children might strike up a conversation or want to show us something and we often say ‘oh in a minute, hold on’ or we listen but our attention isn’t quite there.
Then when we are in the zone to sit and talk they aren’t, the opportunity is lost and they are off distracted too!
Look for Opportunities to Connect
Notice when opportunities to connect offline arise and when they do, stop and be fully present to what they are saying and doing and immerse yourself in the experience. This could be a valuable moment for you to connect together and it’s on their time – even better that the conversation starts with them.
Why Connection is Important?
When we connect to ourselves, we are in the right space to connect to others. I wrote about this earlier in the week how can we be when we are so busy doing? We slow down and teach our kids to do the same, and when we connect with them it makes them feel noticed and valued and the atmosphere in the home can change considerably.
We can even tell our children what we are doing.
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