We all have a biological need for safety, connection, and love.
Designate times when you can focus your attention on your child. Let go of your to-do list, worries, and stresses so you can be in-the-moment.
Disconnect from all distractions, including electronic devices. When you are present, you can experience shared interactions with your child in a more meaningful and responsive way.
Start by identifying how you are feeling that day by paying attention to your inner and outer self.
- How am I feeling physically? Did I sleep, did I eat, am I tense?
- How am I feeling emotionally?
- What is my day like? Am I busy and overwhelmed? Or am I calm and available?
Once you are aware of how you are doing, then you can figure out when you can best disconnect from distractions and be present with your child for a shared experience – even if it’s just for 5 or 10 minutes.
Breathe, slow down, quiet your mind. Be present and show you care. Find pleasure in moments of connection…enjoy!