Today as parents there never seems to be enough time, but we need to make sure we are taking time for ourselves and our children. Here are a few tips that can help with making sure we are making time.
1. Look after yourself. It is difficult to be a calm, relaxed parent if you are stressed, anxious, or depressed. Try to find time every week to let yourself unwind or do something that you enjoy.
2. When your child wants to show you something, stop what you are doing and pay attention to your child. It is important to spend frequent, small amounts of time with your child doing things that you both enjoy.
3. Give your child lots of physical affection – children often like hugs, cuddle, and holding hands.
4. Talk to your child about things he/she is interested in and share aspects of your day with your child.
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