Welcome my guest blogger Bonnie Compton from wholeheartedparenting.com. Here's a conversation we had that about the present of PRESENCE! It might be something you'll want to share with the parents of your students.
The holiday season is upon us and it is so easy to get caught up in all of the hustle bustle! Before we know it, the holidays have come and gone and we’re left to wonder “Where did the time go?” and “I wish we spent more family time together”. It’s not that there isn’t enough time, although it certainly feels that way, but that we are not conscious of how we’re spending our time. As a child and adolescent therapist, and parent coach, I often hear from kids that they wish their parents spent more time with them. Parents too complain that they feel they just don’t spend as much time as they’d like to with their kids. Often daily responsibilities get in the way of just hanging out and having fun!
One of the best ways I believe to spend time with your children, is through play. Children learn through play, and they love it when they can bring their Mom and Dad into their world of imagination. I think one of the most important reasons to play with your kids is that the time you spend with your children now is not only priceless, but it’s relationship building. Although they will appreciate their holiday gifts, your relationship with them is what they will really remember when they look back on their childhood.
Please tune-in and join my conversation as we talk about the importance of spending time with children...and there will be free giveaways!!! You can register to win acostume for your little one or an amazing interactive tractor!!!
I’ve invited my guest, Dr. Jean Feldman, also known as “Dr. Jean” to join my conversation. Dr. Jean’s noteworthy educational career has spanned more than 40 years. She has served as a classroom teacher, instructor of adults, author and consultant. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Kindergarten Alliance, and the International Reading Association. Dr. Jean inspires teachers across the country with her engaging songs and creative activities that help make teaching and learning FUN!
I hope you’ll slow down a bit and join our conversation...