Updated: Oct 17, 2019
"The times when children are the most responsive and happy are when
they are most connected with their parent!"
Everything from getting down to their eye level, physical touch and committed attention makes a big difference.
When it comes to fostering self-discipline and self-esteem, children need CONNECTION more than anything else!
What can you do to build a stronger connection with your child?
We suggest at least 10 minutes of 'connect' time each day! During this time, your child needs to have your FULL attention and FULL engagement... And the best way to do that is through PLAY!
Here's the deal: If you really want to connect with your child, then it's not enough to take him or her to the playground and watch from the sidelines... You need to play too!
Taking the time to play with kids really shows them you love them more
than anything else you can do or say!
Now we know what some of you busy parents are thinking: "I'm just too busy to play each day." We totally understand... but the benefits of carving out just 10 minutes a day far outweigh the negatives!
Remember the QUALITY of time you spend connecting with your child during play can make a big difference! So be sure the time is in fact 100% of your FULL attention and FULL engagement!
We also recommend you let your child take the lead and join their 'world' by letting them decide the activities and pace. *This includes teens too!
Give it a try this week and have fun building the Parent SKILLZ CONNECTION!
*A special shout out to SKILLZ Worldwide for this awesome content.