Monthly Archives: April 2020

In these times- Blessing not a curse- Part 2- Talk

Hello Everyone! It’s weekend again….did I hear someone say all days seem like weekends?? Not really…for those working from home- it’s our weekend. So did you do the simple task of ‘Listening’ to your child /children? If you did, I am sure, you would have realized that you discovered so much about your child that you were not aware of! So now that you have let the child express- it’s your turn to speak.

Speak words that build, encourage, strengthen, motivate, comfort, guide and bless. Yes… did you know that your words have the power to change your situations, your atmosphere? It not, now you do!  If your child says, ” I am no good at Math. I struggle with Geometry.” Instead of saying, ” I have always told you to practice more. It is all your fault.” Why not try saying ,” I know you are struggling. Do you need help? Would it help if you practiced with your friend ( who is good in the subject) on Zoom? or Do you have a better solution? ” Discuss, Encourage, find solutions together. However if your child is plain lazy, then I think you need to be firm. The end result whether through politeness  or firmness is always with the best interest of the child at heart.

Spend this week speaking about your childhood, hobbies, the fun times you have had , with your child. It will help you bond and I am sure by the time we are out of this pandemic- you and your child will have a strong relationship.

So until next weekend….talk to your child. Have fun. Make the best of what you have. Remember there are many people who want,but, do not have children. Enjoy your child.

See you again with yet another tip to build a strong relationship with your child…Have a blessed week!

Love,

Norma

In these times- A Blessing not a curse- Part 1( Listen)

All are talking , texting and writing about the corona virus- friends, media, colleagues and  all…. so what are you thinking? Are you allowing your mind to be swayed and clouded by the information you are receiving or are you using a filter to just take in what you think is relevant and important to you? Well,well, well….we are all taking the necessary precautions and are home bound now. Right?  So why not do something interesting this week?

I will say as a early years educator and a mother – to all those with children- here is the perfect time to bond with your adorable charming adventurous offspring..You don’t agree with the adjectives I used? Look at your child once again and this time- closely. You have been so busy with the chores and the job that you have missed out precious moments to connect with your loved ones. This is the time, the season- to bond, to forgive, to love , to laugh, to understand, to feel, to play, to embrace – your son, your daughter. Invest in this time to get to know your child. More than talking I would suggest you – Listen. Sometimes all that the child wants is someone who would listen. So here is your first task for this week- Just LISTEN to your child….give a patient ear. You will be surprised to realize that there were so many things, you were not aware of, about your child. Listen, with love and not sitting on a judgement seat. Until we meet next weekend with a new task….remember to…Listen ( It’s a learning in itself).

Distance Hugs :)

Norma