Principles & Practices of Conscious Parenting
First in a 8 part series
Principle: Every child needs consistent, individualized attention from their primary caregivers.
Focused time and attention show a child that s/he is important and valuable, an important factor in building high self-esteem.
In Practice: Make a connection.
This means make eye contact, experience physical closeness, and really listen to what your child says.
If you are too busy to pay attention, let the child know when you will have time to give her your undivided attention. Take a day off to spend with the kids.
Shut off the cell phone during family time. Take each child out individually for a special day, just spending time enjoying one another’s company.
Next Time: Emotional Support