One of the most important things we can do for our children is to spend regular, scheduled special time with them. We can spend long days together, yet our attention may be divided and our children’s frustration builds as they realize we are not fully present. Most children will let us know in their own “creative” ways if they feel that we are not giving them the attention that they need. Some will withdraw while others will act out.
Spending scheduled quality time with our children is extremely important for their development and happiness but carving the time isn't always easy. Below are some tips and ideas:
Plan: Brainstorm with your child a list of things that you would like to do together during your special time. Take turns choosing an activity (activities do not need to cost any money or be fancy).
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Positive Discipline Parenting Tool - SCHEDULED SPECIAL TIME FOR CONNECTION/TIEMPO ESPECIAL PROGRAMADO
Pasitos is an eco-friendly, bilingual community based on learning and fun. Through a play based Reggio inspired curriculum, children gain the necessary literacy skills to make them successful in both Spanish and English. At the same time, they build social and emotional skills in working with peers and the maestras. Together these skills help open their minds and language capabilities. Teachers interact with the children to build strong academics and positive social skills.