PARENT CORNER – SETTING FAMILY TRADITION:
In today’s’ time family life has become so hectic that parents don’t have dedicated time. Often times parents are seen running in all directions to achieve everything that is out there in society such as taking children routinely to school, dropping them to a soccer game, to dance class to birthday parties to the library and so on. Family life seems to have lost its value. An effort to introduce simple family traditions will underline to children that they are loved and cherished, a feeling that they will carry with them for a lifetime. Some of the ideas are:
Lunch surprises: a small note slipped in the lunch box will mean so much to your little child. It can be a simple message “mom & dad love you” or “eat your vegetables” or a small funny smiley will make your child laugh at lunchtime.
Family circle: saying grace by joining hands with everybody at the table develop love and unity. Creating this circle allow each person to share the best thing happened at school or work, it allows the family to laugh together on trivial things. Also encouraging the youngest family member to share a circle time story or new nursery rhyme will be like playing a memory game with them.
Read aloud time: Setting time to read aloud to one another as often you can is important family time. This way an older family member can pass the legacy through the story which has great lessons to learn from. As children grow older with this traditional family value, they build trust and confidence to discuss any issue that they might be facing at school.
Bedtime whispers: A message of love quietly whispered into your child’s ear while tucking them in the bed will put them to sleep faster feeling loved and cherished.