Homeschool days are filled with the busyness of trying to get things done, keeping ourselves on schedule, and keeping our homes and families in tact.
I personally found that the busier I was, the less physical I became with my kids. I didn’t have time to stop and enjoy them like I used to – especially as they got older and the schedule became tougher. Oh yeah, we were always together, but the quality time just wasn’t there. I found that whenever we would communicate, I was always multitasking. Talking and driving, giving a quick hug while I was cooking, listening and cleaning…
At one point, my actions kinda slapped me in the face. I realized – just because I was at home with them, and Homeschooling them, it didn’t mean that I was cultivating healthy relationships with them and loving them the way they needed to be loved. So I started to incorporate little things in my daily routine that really made a difference.
I’m sure that you all are doing these things already….but just in case, here are a few things I did. They may be of some help to you:
1) Let them sit on your lap sometimes as you are teaching them.
2) When they are reading or studying, go get a book or something you can be working on and sit next to them and snuggle up to them for a couple of minutes as you both work.
3) Kiss them throughout the day… for no reason.
4) Whether they have been bad or good, verbally express how much you love them (without mentioning what they have done).
5) Play educational games that involve affection.
The physical connection you have with your child will stamp a beautiful memory in his(her) mind – forever.
“When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily”… One who understands this, understands life……
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