When you're exhausted, stressed, or just want a little alone time, it can be a challenge to muster the energy to engage with your kids. Sometimes it's very tempting to turn on the television and try to slip into the other room for a few moments. Hey, we're all human. But taking even just a few seconds throughout the day to be fully present with your children can make an incredible difference in their lives and yours. In fact, it’s so important; there’s a whole day devoted to reminding us to recognize how amazing our kids are. Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® takes center stage every year on the third Thursday in March; this year, it’s coming up on March 18th.
The concept of this special day is to encourage everyone to let kids know how unique and, well, incredible they are. It doesn’t have to be just your children, either; you can write a note or share some kind words with any young person you feel could use some support. The idea is that just taking a few moments to let your children know how much you appreciate and love them makes a huge impact. It can set the wheels in motion for the choices they make for the rest of their lives.
It’s also the perfect reminder for us to step back and examine how we communicate with our kids. Consider these tips when you're talking and interacting with your children:
If you struggle with distractions when interacting with your kids, try listening to some of MamaZen's “Deeper Bond with My Kids” Mindpower Sessions, like Be More ‘Present with My Child’. They’re the perfect way to quiet your mind and hone in on a central focus, your children. Now, grab a piece of paper and jot down a few encouraging words to share with your children on March 18th.
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