At home we can take life slowly, nurture them and teach them. So even if I plan activities for most mornings I make sure we are home in the afternoon. Sometimes, We'd have something planned and I would be looking forward to it (like a visit to my parents and grandmother) but my son tells me he wants to stay home. And I do! It is hard to take his lead at times and sometimes we can't of course but whenever possible even if it is against my deepest wishes I do because he knows what he needs.
If we really look carefully at our home, we can expand our love to it and our family by simple movements.
- Instead of cleaning in a single day spread it over the week so your child can help out - this is something I am starting myself just now. It will teach responsibility, love and care
- When cooking get them to help in peeling, washing, setting up the table. This to will teach them on love and responsibility as well as helping each other.
- Folding the laundry can be done with the kids helping putting them away- later you might need to go around again and fold again but your child is happy, you are telling him that you believe in him and nurturing confidence.
- When shopping let them help putting things in the trolley, bags and at home put them out of bags and/or correct shelving