Demonstrating to your children how to be in the present moment.
A lot of children have the ability to stay in the moment, but if you have a child that has a hard time focusing and being present here are some tips.
- Fully listen when you are in the middle of a conversation with your child. Turn off or remove distractions. Keep eye contact while talking with someone, especially your children. Show the ability to be able to listen without interrupting with an immediate response.
- Pay more attention to your inner state than what is happening to the child during a temper tantrum, refusal to eat, falling to the ground at the grocery store, overwhelmed and angry, etc. It's vital what conscious state the parent is in, in that moment. Can you be the space for your child no matter what your child is doing or going through? Are you able to accept the moment as it is? As the parent becomes more in tuned with their inner state, more peaceful and more accepting of the present moment, providing the energetic space that is needed, then that will transmit itself to the child.
- If you and your child are going to become engaged in an activity, clear your plate so you can be fully present. Such as, reading a book, preparing meals together, playing games, working in the garden or doing homework.
Stacy Toten is a doctor of Metaphysics. She has been a practitioner for over twenty-five years, blogger, children's author, book reviewer, author interviewer, co-author of M.A.S.S. 101 Man Approaching Simple Soulutions, children's behavioral management coach, artist and co-host of The Intentional Conscious Parenting Show. She is happily married for 35 years, she has two Indigo daughters, 2 cats and 2 dogs. Her passions are writing, reading, mother earth, swimming in the ocean, movies and sharing her spiritual gifts with the world and working with parents and children.
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