Just for 10 minutes, sitting and talking with children alone without any distractions can be a magical experience. So much that they witness and experience is left unsaid when no one sits and ask “what’s going on”. I remember boldly asking my daughter if what can I do to be a better mommy…and without hesitation…she told me a list of things that she wished I did more of. Not only was I shocked and bit embarrassed that she had become so aware, I had to ask why had I not become just as aware?
The time we spend with our children is beyond important… it is paramount. What we do for our children is nothing without what we do with our children. Every day we may want to consider how we share our time and strive to be more in control of how we use our time to build strong and solid relationships with our children.
Even if you don’t know what to do just sitting for 5 minutes a day is a good start. Being present if anything is better than not being anywhere to be found. Be creative and confident while working together to see what works. This beautiful process of growing can be a very rewarding experience once the time is taken to truly experience your children. I encourage each and every parent to define their relationship with their children. We all are different and by appreciating who we are as parents is just as important in this process.