Sometimes it amazes me the demands that are placed on children these days. While as parents we can all say that we had it “harder” then our kids do now because we had to be creative and play with our imagination where as now there are video games, computers and more.
Let’s face it, the pressure that is put on our children today to grow up fast is really out of control. Let them be a pure child.
Life passes us by quick enough as it is. Let your kid be a kid, regardless of how old they are. To help make sure your child isn’t robbed of their youth, here are several tips you can follow.
Follow the principle that Regular Playtime is vital for everyone.
Children need to play. It’s their work. All mammals play; it’s their way of learning skills they’ll need when they’re full-grown, from finding food to getting along with others. It’s also the way small humans process their emotions.
Tell the kids it’ll be a laid-back summer. Ask them to create a fun bucket list of which activities they want to keep… and which they want to toss.
Parents may be shocked by what they say they want to quit doing. Sometimes kids do things because we want them to, and somehow we fail to notice their heart hasn’t been in it.
Arrange low-key times with friends and family. This may mean turning down some invitations and setting aside an evening as family night. Make sure kids have regular opportunities to just hang out with family and friends.
Encourage natural and spontaneous play— like a sandbox in the backyard, neighborhood soccer games, instead of an amusement park, elaborate toys and soccer camp.
Make sure children also have total down time for lying in the grass looking at the sky, or sitting on the sidewalk sharing a stick of gum with a friend.
If you live in an area where you can let your child run amok with his friends outdoors, let him; if you don’t, remember that just hanging with friends and neighbors indoors can be great too.
We must remember they are children and it’s crucial we let them enjoy this part of their lives by letting them just be a pure child.
In the end, learning who we are primarily takes place not in the act of doing, but in the quiet spaces between things, when we can reflect upon what we have done and who we are. The more of these quiet spaces families provide for kids, the better.
Memories are not free, however they don’t cost money but time and that is what makes them so valuable.
We can build them around the most simple moments.
It is for us to make each moment count, no matter our circumstances, our past,
or how much or how little we have, we can create a place called home
when every child is entitled to a beautiful childhood.
SO LET’S IMAGINE A MOMENT AND CREATE A MEMORY!
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