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6 Ways To Be There For Your Children

As a parent, you’re busy with so many tasks from the moment you get up in the morning until you lay your head down on the pillow at night.

Parent drawing with child

Here are some tips for keeping your child at the center of your world:

  1. Don’t multitask when spending time with your kid. Put down everything you’re doing and focus on him or her.

  2. Keep your promises. If you tell your children you’re going to spend time with them, follow through.

  3. Make eye contact with your kids when talking with them so they know they’ve got your full attention.

  4. Show your children you’re interested in learning about their interests, even if it means hearing about things that don’t interest you.

  5. Fit your child into your daily schedule. Ask him/her to help you with a task such as shopping or putting stamps on envelopes.

  6. Drop a note of praise or love in your child’s lunchbox.

A Mindful Approach...A better feeling is just a thought away!

Betsie Saltzberg, MEd PsyD

Psychologist & Mindfulness Practitioner


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