Yesterday, was one of those days. 2 kids woke up on the wrong side and were just so irritable, and to make matters worse, the friend that my kids were supposed to have a play date with canceled.
What was I going to do? Well, I must tell you that I just barely managed, but I got through the day and learnt quite a thing or two about our relationship with our kids. And that is what I would like to share with you, today.
Greet your children with a smile. I know it sounds so obvious, yet when you don’t, your child will notice and will have an easier time getting into a bad mood or tantrum. Children are mirrors, they reflect what we do, so we better be our best!
Children love to explore, out of sheer exasperation, I took a bucket and filled it with soil, and then let the children play. The kids brought plastic bugs from our insect kit, they brought cups and spoons, and before I knew what was happening, we had a whole science lesson on insects and their habitats! Children remind us of the joy of living. Next time you need to keep your kids busy, consider taking out soil, or putting water in a bucket with ice and let them explore the properties of ice, a guaranteed success, I tell ya!
Books, we all have them and use them. Yet, what happens with the child that doesn’t want to listen to a story, they just need to move? Here is what I have discovered. After reading a book three or more times, the child knows the storyline. Why not have the child act out different pages of the story? Tried this, just the other day and boy was I surprised to see that our son loved it. He actually sat through story as he was so excited for the page that he was going to act out!
Sometimes it takes a seemingly terrible day to remember the important things in our relationship with our children. I thank G-d for giving me that day yesterday.