Every morning when my 10 month old baby wakes up she gets the same expression of wonder and joy on her face. She’s so happy that she can crawl and play and inspect and make noise, and that is enough to make me just as happy. You see, not many people can say they wake up feeling happy every day. Certainly before my little girl arrived, I would often wake up and worry about bills, or work, or money, or any number of other things…
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When choosing a godparent, you need to understand the role they will play in your child’s life. Here are five attributes to look for to help you make the right choice in selecting someone to be the best suited guardian of your child’s future, if for whatever reason, you are not able to do so.
Wondering why it’s taking so long to go back to normal? Even though your baby is now in your arms, you still have a squishy belly that makes you look 5 months pregnant. For most mothers this takes a few months so don’t despair, here are five facts about how your belly will change.
What is it like to keep quiet when you REALLY want to say something? Can you stand the test?
One weekend my family and I agreed to engage in silence for one hour. We have done this exercise a few times before, during mealtime and while being creative. Eating and drawing is mostly an individual experience so not talking at these moments was actually quite enjoyable and comfortable, for all of us.
One day, a few months ago, my son got angry and kicked a glass door. A myriad of options ran through my head as I decided how I could deal with this. Of course there was a part of me that wanted to rant and rave, give a lecture and send him to his room. The other part of me knew that this would not solve the issue and it would only reoccur again. So, I took a deep breath and gathering all the calmness I could muster I asked him to remain quietly next to the glass door and breathe deeply, over and over again.
Free time, playing outside, daydreaming and what adults may call “doing nothing” is an essential ingredient to a healthy childhood.
This is good news for parents who feel the pressure to keep youngsters constantly occupied.
Reflecting over my time as a Kindergarten teacher, I recall the busyness of the young beings around me, even when not appearing to be outwardly active.